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DePaul University is talking about moving its basketball games to a new facility that would be built for it near McCormick Place, in a deal being pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
That's what I hear from multiple inside sources, as discussions continue about DePaul's desire to return Blue Demons games to the city from where they're now played, in Rosemont — past O'Hare Airport, and many miles from the school's main Lincoln Park Campus.Other places have been discussed in Lincoln Park as well as the United Center according to the article.
Not sure how I feel about this one. While yes, it would mean more people in the area, is it really the type of thing that will help build up Motor Row? I could see it being a fit if it was closer to the DePaul campus, but it clearly isn't (maybe more so then Rosemont I guess).
On the other hand, for the area to take off it seems like more stuff has to open. Whether that's restaurants, music venues, shops, or sports arenas something has to change. Maybe this is it.
What are your thoughts on this one?