Sports Facilities Authority, Illinois

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

P.J. Frayer

Contact Title

Director of Administration

Contact Phone


Contact E-Mail


The authority may determine the location, acquire land, and contract for construction of any new sports facility in the Chicago metropolitan area; remodel or repair existing facilities; and regulate the use and operation of all facilities.


3 years, beginning July 1 of staggered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified.

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation



No public officials, state employees, or anyone with financial interest in any facility regulated by the Authority.


Reimbursed for expenses


7 members: 4 appointed by Governor; 1 Chairman appointed by Governor with consent of Mayor; 3 members appointed by Governor; 3 members appointed by Mayor of Chicago.


Designated by the Governor with concurrence of the Mayor of Chicago--requires Senate confirmation


70 ILCS 3205/4

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Rooney, Trisha 07/01/2024 12/19/2018 Mayor Member Cook
Kotak, Aarti 07/01/2024 01/13/2023 Governor Member Cook
Bobins, Norman R. 07/01/2025 11/18/2011 Mayor Member Cook
Soodek, Coco 07/01/2023 09/23/2020 Mayor Member Cook
Darling, Leslie M. 07/01/2026 12/02/2019 Governor Member, Chair Cook
VACANT Governor Member
Hawkins, Roderick K. 07/01/2026 11/27/2023 Governor Member Jefferson