Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center

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Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
20140221 CPL Championship Game end of regulation.JPG
February 21, 2014 Chicago Public League boys basketball championship game between Cliff Alexander's Curie High School and Jahlil Okafor's Whitney Young High School with the scoreboard showing the score tied at the end of regulation.
Location Chicago State University
9501 South King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60628
Coordinates 41°42′59″N 87°36′30″W / 41.7165°N 87.6084°W / 41.7165; -87.6084Coordinates: 41°42′59″N 87°36′30″W / 41.7165°N 87.6084°W / 41.7165; -87.6084
Broke ground October 4, 2002
Opened Fall 2007
Owner Chicago State University
Operator Chicago State University
Construction cost $38 million
Architect Loebl Schlossman & Hackl
Chicago IL
William E. Brazley & Associates, Ltd.
Matteson IL
Capacity 7,000
Tenants
Chicago State Cougars men's basketball
Chicago State Cougars women's basketball

The Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center (the JCC) is a 7,000-seat[1] multi-purpose arena in Chicago, Illinois. Completed in 2007, the arena is home court for the Chicago State University Cougars men's and women's basketball teams. The arena replaced the Dickens Athletic Center, which only had capacity to seat 2,500 persons.

The convocation center is unique among Illinois university athletic projects, because Chicago State University did not have to raise any money for the project. The money was allocated from the State of Illinois treasury by then Senate President Emil Jones.

The venue hosted the 2012 and 2013 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

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