DePaul arena to get new name

DePaul’s new basketball arena, which is under construction in Chicago’s South Loop, will get a new name later this afternoon.

Officials from the university and McPier are expected to announce the name as Wintrust Arena at 1:30 p.m. Central today, as a naming rights deal has been agreed to with Wintrust Financial of Chicago.  The deal will give Wintrust the naming rights to the arena for 15 years. 

Up until this point the arena has been referred to as the McCormick Place Events Center.

The arena’s construction is currently ahead of schedule.  The Blue Demons are expected to play on November 11, 2017 with a season opening game versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

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