The Saint Louis Chess Club is officially expanding its world-class facility in Saint Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. The Saint Louis Chess Campus will now operate in a 20,000-square foot area, encompassing a larger Chess Club and Kingside Diner, adjacent to the existing Saint Louis Chess Club facility at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid Avenues. The expansion will allow the Saint Louis Chess Club to amplify their community efforts and further their commitment to the chess industry. Read the full press release here.
The 20,000 square foot expansion and upgraded facility will feature new ground level classrooms supporting players of all ages, as well as expanded tournament and community gathering spaces with state-of-the-art technology. Accessibility upgrades, including a new 3 story elevator will provide access for all participants, and allow even greater community engagement in the great game of chess. The expansion will also include an improved video production studio for staff and professional players to live stream from the Saint Louis Chess Club on Twitch.tv, YouTube, and other social media platforms.
Once the expansion is completed it will allow the Saint Louis Chess Club to hold larger community events and tournaments, attracting more chess fans to the city of Saint Louis and the nation’s chess capital.
The Saint Louis Chess Club is working with a variety of Saint Louis-based firms who have all been long-standing partners of the organization, including HOK (a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm), Arcturis (an interior design firm that has grown into a multi-disciplinary studio of architects, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and strategists), MAC Properties (a property group who builds, renovates and manages great apartments and takes pride in caring for their properties and their residents in Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City), and RG Ross Construction Co. (a premier general contractor in the Missouri and Illinois construction community). Partners are already underway with construction and blueprints for the expansion.