In the past few days local news outlets have picked up the story of the newest addition to DePaul's strategic plan for 2018 that includes an emphasis to "bring men's basketball back into the city". Below are links to the several stories:
Chicago Sun Times:
Comcast (David Kaplan):
Fox News Chicago (Lou Canellis):
Many of the stories indidate some frequently rumored sites such as the Finkl Steel or Morton Salt locations. The newest rumor emerges from the Fox News Chicago report that indicates the University's "preferred location is Fullerton and Sheffield". Having an on campus arena at Fullerton and Sheffield would have an immediate impact on the number of students attending. It is important to know that DePaul owns a large portion of the land as indicated below. It would be a tight squeeze for a 8,000-10,000 seat arena, but could fit. Admittedly, there will be many uphill battles should DePaul pursue the location at Fullerton and Sheffield. Stay tuned as more rumors are sure to follow after the Board of Trustees meets in May.
Interactive Google Map indicating proposed location and DePaul owned land in blue:
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Detailed Map with approximate dimensions according to Google Maps: