So much for the speculation that DePaul was planning to build a new arena for its men's basketball team on a vacant lot at Fullerton and Sheffield (the A. Finkl & Sons Co. steel factory site was also a possibility). Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed is reporting that discussions are underway to relocate the Division 1 squad to the United Center, current home of da Bulls. The Blue Demons have called the Allstate Arena in far-flung Rosemont home for the last 32 years, suffering from fan apathy and low attendance as a result. We're a bit disappointed DePaul didn't opt for the Lincoln Park site, which is smack-dab on its main campus and loaded with transit options. But wherever the team lands, here's to hoping they get some much needed fan support.
·DePaul Blue Demons eyeing the United Center? [Sun-Times]
·DePaul Prioritizes Fullerton Site for Basketball Arena [Curbed Chicago]