DePaul has name chosen for new arena

Wintrust Financial wins 15 year rights to new McCormick Place arena on Chicago’s near South Side

According to a report from this past Wednesday’s edition of Crain’s Chicago Business, the Lake Shore Drive arena located south of Soldier Field will be known as the Wintrust Arena.  It will seat 10,387 people, and DePaul stands to receive around $22 million for the life of this naming rights deal.  The arena will be adjacent to the massive halls that house the wildly popular Chicago Auto Show each February.

One small word of warning for those people who enjoy traveling one of our nation’s most picturesque highways:

Please beware of the biting winds along Lake Michigan.

They could be friendly in summer, but during college basketball season–drivers and fans beware.  Just a friendly little tip from someone who has ridden along that stretch of US Highway 41 on more than a few occasions.

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