August 2016 Tour of the McCormick Place Arena and Hotel Construction Site

Construction is underway of the New McCormick Place Events Center, also known as DePaul Arena includes a $164 million, 10,000-seat sports arena, as well as an adjacent $350 Million, 1,206-room, 40-story Marriott hotel.

The 30,000-square-foot DePaul Arena will serve as the home court for DePaul University basketball and is located three miles south of DePaul’s downtown center. The arena’s design features glass exterior walls, an undulating roof, as well as retail and hospitality space on the ground level.

The 40-story tower hotel will feature many amenities including below grade parking, retail space, banquet and meeting rooms, ballrooms, a fitness center, and a large restaurant and bar on the ground level. The team will also renovate the historic American Book Company Building (ABC Building) and connect it to the hotel. The ABC Building will include additional meeting room spaces and back-of-house areas for the hotel.

The scope of work also includes constructing multiple pedestrian bridges to connect the many elements of the McCormick campus to create a walkable urban experience. Substantial completion is slated for August 2017.