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DePaul eyes stadium near McCormick Place

The Blue Devils are reportedly in talks about the idea of a stadium much closer to the campus than their current basketball home.

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The DePaul Blue Devils are eyeing a potential move back to the city, much closer to the campus than the current stadium that is past O'Hare Airport and many miles from the school's main Lincoln Park Campus, according to Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business.

While the university has reportedly been in contact with Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf about a possible deal that could include playing in the United Center, the home of the Bulls, the school is much more serious about the idea of a new facility specifically for DePaul basketball.

According to Hinz's report, the Blue Devils have been in talks with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates McCormick Place, and has more than $100 million in untapped bonding authority, about the possibility of an arena within walking distance of McCormick Place.

The new arena would just about cut the distance between the university and the basketball team's home arena in half, although nothing is imminent nor announced at this point.