Bulls excited about new practice facility

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Bulls announced plans to build a new practice facility in the city of Chicago, to the excitement of players and coaches.

The Bulls officially announced the building of a new practice facility in the city of Chicago, and everyone's happy about it, according to a report from Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com on Friday.

The facility, which will be near the United Center, is scheduled to be ready for use before the beginning of the 2014-15 season. The move is in part meant to save time and attract more players towards living in the city, as the Bulls' current facility, the Berto Center, is located in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield.

"The Berto's been great and it's served us well for a long time, and we all enjoy living out there," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said in Sam's report. "The big issue is basically the traffic on gameday, so it's become more problematic for us."

Traffic in and out of Chicago was a major part of the decision to construct the new facility in the city. In the report, forward Taj Gibson expressed his excitement in the time the new location will save:

"It's going to be great. Get more sleep on game days instead of going through all that traffic. Hopefully I'll be able to move downtown. I think it's going to be a better environment. That traffic kills you every day. When you're coming to the game, you're in traffic for like two hours every time."

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.