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Wintrust Arena History

In the wake of being alluded to as both DePaul Arena and McCormick Place Events Center, MPEA and DePaul reported a 15-year naming rights assention for the complex with Wintrust Financial under the name Wintrust Arena on November 16, 2016.

On July 25, 2017, MPEA reported that it had achieved a five-year concurrence with the Chicago Sky to play their home recreations at the field beginning with each of the 17 home amusements for the 2018 WNBA season in the wake of having played the past eight seasons at Allstate Arena. The field's first occasion was a show by REO Speedwagon on September 25 that was held for participants of the yearly tradition of the True Value equipment organization. The opening function was hung on October 14, 2017, with the occasion additionally highlighting the season-opening practices for the 2017– 18 DePaul people's groups. The primary real open occasion (a show highlighting Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples) occurred on October 27. At that point, the field had been reported as the host of the Big East Women's Basketball Tournament for 2018– 2020.

The field was likewise utilized for some Junior Basketball Association amusements for the debut 2018 JBA season, particularly a few recreations holding the Chicago Ballers establishment. In any case, it would not hold the 2018 JBA All-Star Event/Game.