Jay-Z to open 40/40 Club in select airports
December 3rd, 2010
07:58 AM ET

Jay-Z to open 40/40 Club in select airports

Between penning stories of his life and working on a collaborative record with Kanye West, Jay-Z is aiming to open his infamous sports bar, the 40/40 Club, in a few new locations: airports.

The artist, who will turn 41 on December 4, announced earlier this week that he’s launched a partnership with Delaware North Companies to bring his sports-themed concept to select airports across the country.

The original 40/40 Club is a multi-level sports bar that first opened in 2003 on 25th street in Manhattan. It features five VIP rooms, more than 30 LCD TVs and four 12 by 12 dual-sided projector screens on top of plenty of sports memorabilia. (If you've yet to visit and are interested in going, don't plan a trip between April and July of next year; the venue is expected to shut down and undergo a complete renovation.)

A press release for the partnership explains that the idea of these airport lounges is to offer an “elite, modern sports bar” where travelers can catch a game.

“From the personalized, one-of-a-kind jerseys on the wall, to every sports game you can think of on the television screens, the club will bring a new experience that we are sure travelers will welcome,” said Delaware North’s Vice President of Business Development, Robert Stanton, in the statement.

So if you’ve ever been in an airport and thought to yourself, “man, I’d love to have a drink and catch a game before I board this plane,” hopefully one day soon, you can thank Jay-Z for making that wish come true.

Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z • Music

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Jo

    I think it's a brilliant idea. Especially for those of us who enjoy watching sports!

    April 2, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. loc- man

    I think its smart cuz no one has ever tried something like that. I think its thinking outside the box & there may be a potential market for it. With all the money HOUR has ut wouldn't hurt him financially at all. HOUR didn't get where HOUR is today with out taking some risk. I love the fact that all he does preysins to good times & making ppl happy!

    December 7, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. S2EQ

    I love Jay-Z, but if this dude has ever been in an airport he would notice that sports bars are running amok already...no need for yet another.

    December 5, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. dtwn la

    Sweet...now I can pay 12 dollars for a beer at the airport instead of 8!

    December 5, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. dustan

    I teabagged ur mom

    December 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. frenchy

    I see a iot of hater must be teabag

    December 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jessica

    Was does ugly have to do with it he's a smart man when it comes to business u ass hole what do u have are u know no so please shut the hell up

    December 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jessica

    Was does ugly have to do with it he's a smart man when it comes to business u ass hole

    December 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sam

    a strip club would be better

    December 4, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. rosemarie

    I guess Jay Z is having a mid- life crisis

    December 4, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • ShaneB

      Mid-life crisis because he's SMART & has the money to multiply that money??? Stop hating on Jay-Z.

      December 5, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. marketing man

    Weak concept, short lifespan.

    December 4, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. portalpunk2

    Jay Z has big jigga lips. He has got to be hands down one of the ugliest people in show business. With all that moneyZ you should buy some cosmetic surgery.

    December 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. wikileaks

    I have information that will bring Jay-Z and the 40/40 club down.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. respond to Observer

    He might be a stooge in your opinion but hes got everything you dont.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • kyle

      He got 99 problems but a #*/? Aint one...haha, sorry couldn't resist. Hope we get one of these places in dfw.

      December 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marti-Mar

    Yo Mo, guess what, you can already do that at any airport. Guess you've never been outside your block.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Marti-Mar you are so right. I'm not a flyer. But it sounds good because I do club.

      December 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Observer

    Jay Z is a liberal stooge.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mo

    So now you will be able to get drunk and get a date before your flight. Interesting...

    December 3, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |

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