MCCORMICK PLACE — DePaul University is welcoming local residents and summering students to tour its new sports home.
DePaul University Athletics has scheduled weekly tours of Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, through mid-August. The hourlong tours fall on Thursdays and Saturdays, starting with one at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The tours are free, but the university asks that those interested reserve spots online. Those with tickets meet ahead of time at the Pizano's across the street at 2106 S. Indiana Ave., and the tours conclude there with freee pizza as well. Additional tours are set for:
• 3:30 p.m. Thursday
• 11 a.m. July 29
• 11 a.m. Aug. 5
• 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10
• 11 a.m. Aug. 19
The men's basketball team is scheduled for 17 games at the new arena at McCormick Place this season, the women's team for an additional six games.
DePaul also continues to push the benefits of season tickets. The university is asking a $25 deposit on season tickets to be sold later this summer, touting benefits including the first right to buy tickets for non-DePaul events such as concerts and pro sports.