Clark is constructing the 300,000 square-foot event center, which will be located on Chicago’s McCormick Place campus across Prairie Avenue from the new 40-story Marriott Marquis, which also is being built by Prairie District3 Partners under a separate contract.
When complete, Wintrust Arena will be wrapped in glass and other translucent materials to allow daylight to fill the interior space and provide views of the surrounding community.
The structure will feature a 10,500-seat arena, 22 suites, club seating, team and support service spaces, broadcast facilities, and food and beverage concessions. The multipurpose arena will be home to DePaul University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams; it also will serve as a venue for concerts, special events, and general sessions for McCormick Place conventions.
Wintrust Arena is designed to achieve LEED® certification.