City, University Announce Plans for
New Home for DePaul Basketball
A new home for DePaul University basketball is a central element of a large-scale tourism and economic development project near McCormick Place just announced by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Home to both the men's and women's teams, the new 10,000-seat events center will provide a dynamic athletic venue and will bring together the large and diverse community of DePaul students, alumni and fans from the city and suburbs. In addition to hosting home games for DePaul basketball teams and serving as a practice facility, the venue will support other high-profile functions for both DePaul and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Construction is targeted to begin in 2014, and the events center is expected to open in time for the 2016-17 college basketball season.
To find out how you can be a part of it, visit alumni.depaul.edu/Arena/.