Facilities

Allstate Arena Men's Basketball - Wintrust Arena
McGrath Arena Women's Basketball and Volleyball - McGrath-Phillips Arena
Wish Field Men's and Women's Soccer - Wish Field
McGrath Arena Softball - Cacciatore Stadium
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Men's Golf - Ruffled Feathers Golf Club (Lemont, Ill.)
Lakeshore Sport and Fitness Men's and Women's Tennis - Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
Lane Stadium Men's and Women's Track & Field - Lane Stadium

DePaul University Athletics Facilities
DePaul University Athletics
Sullivan Athletic Center
2323 North Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 325-7236

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Men's Basketball - Wintrust Arena

Opening the fall of 2017, the new home of DePaul basketball is located in the McCormick Square neighborhood at the corner of Indiana Ave. and Cermak Road. The 10,367-seat facility was announced on May 16, 2013 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

A nine-member panel consisting of representatives from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), the city of Chicago and DePaul University selected the internationally renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli to design the McCormick Place Event Center that will include DePaul men's and women's basketball as primary tenants.

The design concept features a sweeping curved roof above four transparent sides that will house DePaul men's and women's basketball along with a variety of civic, entertainment and convention events for Chicago and MPEA. The design endeavors to become a grand “urban room,” in the great Chicago tradition of buildings like the Auditorium Theatre and the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Nov. 16, 2015 for the facility as the project was started in the fall along with the 40-story, 1,200-room Marriott Marquis hotel across the street. DePaul is expected to host 25-30 events annually in the facility including graduation ceremonies, which will allow each school of the university to have its ceremony under the same roof.

The 10,367-seat event center is scheduled to open in the 2017-18 basketball season and will be located near McCormick Place on Cermak Road between Indiana and South Prairie Avenues. Not only will the facility serve as a home for men's and women's basketball that is close to the university's two primary campuses, it will create jobs, attract tourism and bring economic development to the planned McCormick Place entertainment district.

The location is situated just three ‘L' stops from DePaul's loop campus that caters to half of the DePaul student body. The Lincoln Park campus and the remaining half of DePaul's 25,000 students is 10 ‘L' stops from the future home of the Blue Demons. Additionally, the South Loop location is a seven-mile trip down Chicago's Lakeshore Drive that is flanked by the city's world-famous skyline and Lake Michigan. DePaul's 80,000 alumni in the Chicagoland area will have easy access to the events center by major highways.

 

Women's Basketball and Volleyball - McGrath-Phillips Arena

McGrath-Phillips Arena, housed in the Sullivan Athletic Center on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus was renamed in the Summer of 2006 in honor of a pair of former members of the DePaul athletics family. Opened in the Spring of 2000, the facility was originally named the DePaul Athletic Center until July 22, 2006, as the facility was renamed the Sullivan Athletic Center to memorialize the achievement of legendary DePaul athletic director and visionary Gene Sullivan. Though his tenure was relatively short, his impact has been long lasting. One of Sullivan's legacies is that of inclusion, providing enhanced opportunities for minority student-athletes and women.

Sullivan's vision in the emergence of cable television probably is his greatest legacy at DePaul. As a result of his forward-thinking, nearly a generation grew up watching nation-wide broadcasts of Blue Demon men's basketball, assisting in DePaul University's emergence into the largest Catholic university in the United States.

McGrath Arena is the heart of the Sullivan Athletic Center. The arena was dedicated in honor of Frank McGrath, legendary DePaul assistant men's basketball coach and administrator. Frank McGrath served DePaul for more than three decades first as an assistant coach to Blue Demon legend Ray Meyer. His legacy was one of hard work, loyalty and dedication. McGrath's role as an assistant athletic director and director of facilities cemented his place in DePaul's history. Prior to working on Meyer's staff, he was an accomplished prep coach at DePaul Academy and Weber High School.

The facility was renamed McGrath-Phillips Arena in recognition of long-time DePaul benefactor Joni Phillips in 2011.

Opened in April of 2000 on the Lincoln Park campus, the Sullivan Athletic Center features sophisticated training and sports medicine equipment, three full-sized basketball courts and room to plan winning strategies. All of this gives DePaul student-athletes the competitive edge on and off the court. These facilities, combined with the escalating success by all of the Blue Demon teams, tell prospective student-athletes that when they choose DePaul, they commit to excellence. While the facility is going to lead to new and exciting milestones for the Blue Demons, DePaul's tradition is also on display. The history of success is evident as visitors step into the main concourse of the fan-friendly building. Alumni will feel the excitement of past victories as they explore the trophies and awards in the Hall of Fame. The students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Lincoln Park community, the new fans we'll attract, and all who experience this new building will understand DePaul's commitment to excellence.

 

Men's and Women's Soccer - Wish Field

With the Chicago Transit Authority's "L" trains rumbling by every few minutes, Wish Field is a one-of-a-kind facility that gives a true urban setting for the Blue Demon soccer programs. Wish Field is nestled in the heart of DePaul's Lincoln Park campus and is the home to the DePaul men's and women's soccer programs. Surrounded by McCabe Hall, Courtelyou Commons and Corcoran Hall, Wish Field is located on Belden Ave. just east of the Fullerton "L" station.

Prior to the 2005 season, the facility received a complete facelift with a FieldTurf surface installed, a soccer-only press box, new scoreboard and team benches. The setup is unique in that the DePaul softball program is able to use the field in the Spring when the FieldTurf tray system allows the facility to be converted into a softball field. Available for use year-round, the Blue Demons are able to train and compete throughout the entire year.

 

Softball - Cacciatore Stadium

Cacciatore Stadium is the home to DePaul's nationally-recognized softball program. The facility recently went through stadium renovations that were made possible by a $1 million gift from Vic and Charlotte Cacciatore and Family. The Cacciatore Family gift is the largest gift in the history of DePaul athletics.

The first phase of renovations, which included a new field, covered dugouts and enhanced batting cages was completed in 2005 and when the project is complete, it will feature a working press box and permanent seating for 1,000 people in a stadium atmosphere. The unique multi-use facility converts to a soccer field in the fall for the Blue Demons' men's and women's soccer programs.

 

Men's Golf - Ruffled Feathers Golf Club (Lemont, IL)

The men's golf team first called Ruffled Feathers Golf Club home beginning in the 2007-08 season. In addition to an 18-hole championship caliber course, DePaul also has a state of the art short game training facility at the site.

Located in historic Lemont, IL, just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Ruffled Feathers is a course whose aesthetic beauty is matched only by the genius of its layout. Ruffled Feathers is the only Pete and P.B. Dye designed golf course in Chicagoland and is a must play for any devoted golfer. A championship caliber, well-conditioned golf course awaits your arrival with one of the best group of par 3's in the state of Illinois. Ruffled Feathers has been hailed with Best New Course accolades from both Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines. In 2010, the course was recognized by Golf.Com as one of the Best Public Courses in the state of Illinois.

 

Men's and Women's Tennis - Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness is home to the men's and women's tennis programs. The Lakeshore SF campus sits on over 3.5 acres in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and includes 8 indoor tennis courts. The Club has been a part of the bustling Lincoln Park community for almost 40 years. Originally founded as Lakeshore Athletic Club, the name was changed to Lakeshore Sport & Fitness in 2011 when a new ownership team began a multi-million dollar transformation of the Club's programs and facilities.

 

Men's and Women's Track & Field - Lane Stadium

Lane Stadium, located less than three miles northwest of DePaul's Lincoln Park campus, is the outdoor practice facility of the DePaul track and field program. The facility was renovated in 2007 to feature a full turf infield and regulation track. DePaul's home meet has taken place at Lane Stadium since its inaugural year in 2008. Other features of Lane Stadium include designated areas for jumping and throwing events, field-length bleachers on each side of the track and renovated press box with a full audio system.

 
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