Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park Goes to Auction…

| May 6, 2022

…after 41 years of serving the Chicagoland Area.

The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois, has been celebrating their Farewell Season during 2022, which will culminate on May 31, 2022.

Since its beginning in 1981, owned and operated by the Elmhurst-based Greco family, the Odeum Expo Center has hosted a variety of special events including concerts, indoor soccer and other sports competitions, corporate events, automotive research, and public tradeshows.

All the facility equipment and memorabilia will be sold to the public. On-line bidding is now open here.

Highlights include:
▪ Soccer field turf (3 complete fields) with hockey style boards, scoreboards and sound systems.
▪ Several styles of pipe and drape, tables, assorted seating including chairs and stadium seats.
▪ Concert stage and general facility equipment for operations.
▪ Vintage food service carts, a large amount of commercial kitchen equipment and catering equipment, concession equipment, bar equipment.
▪ A large amount of neon signage and memorabilia, plus much more!

“Nothing will be held back,and interested parties should be prepared to purchase a piece of this unique Chicago Institution,” said Judd Grafe, President of Grafe Auction Company. The high bid on each item wins – browse and bid your price today. Over 2,000 items will be available through the Grafe Auction website.

The public may preview and inspect items:
May 6th – 12 noon to 6 pm
May 8th – 3pm to 6pm

Direct questions to:
Shawn Smith call/text (937) 597-3602
Ben Grafe call/text (507) 273-3507
Judd Grafe call/text (507) 254-1184

The auction begins closing on Monday, May 9th and runs for three days. Bidding is now open and available through grafeauction.com.

“When you say goodbye to a building, you have to concentrate on the fact that what made the Odeum special were the people and the memories that came with the building.” – Phil & Sis Greco

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