New Multi-Purpose Event Center & Arena
IMEG provided engineering design and services for the new Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square, the country’s largest convention center. The new design-build facility is part of a redevelopment plan to transform the surrounding neighborhood into a vibrant entertainment district with new dining and entertainment venues, hotels, and streetscapes.
The $150 million, 10,600-seat arena, located at the corner of Cermak and Indiana, is used as a multi-purpose building for concerts, family events, general sessions for conventions at McCormick Place, as well as the home facility for DePaul University men’s and women’s NCAA basketball games. The facility includes 22 suites, club seating, team and support service spaces, broadcast facilities, and food and beverage concessions. Restaurants, retail, and hospitality space are also included at the site.
The facility opened in October 2017 and is targeting LEED certification. Project awards include:
- IES 2018 Illumination Awards – Award of Merit
- Building Design + Construction, Building Team Awards – Platinum Award