Alumni Hall (DePaul University)

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Coordinates: 41°55′23″N 87°39′14″W / 41.923°N 87.654°W / 41.923; -87.654

Alumni Hall
Ray Meyer Court
Location 1011 W Belden Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Owner DePaul University
Operator DePaul University
Capacity 5,308 (basketball)
Broke ground October 3, 1955
Opened December 16, 1956
Closed February 26, 2000
Demolished Summer, 2000
Construction cost $2 million
Architect Naess & Murphy
DePaul Blue Demons (NCAA) (1956–2000)
Chicago Hustle (WBL) (1978–1981)

Alumni Hall was a 5,308-seat multi-purpose arena in Chicago. The facility, which was dedicated on December 16, 1956, was owned and operated by DePaul University. It replaced the University Auditorium, the school's prior on-campus gym. It was home to all the DePaul University Blue Demons men's basketball team from 1956 until they moved to the Rosemont Horizon in 1980. The women's team played all their home games at Alumni Hall from 1974 to 2000, while the men's team played occasional games there. The building was the site of the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional in 1960. The arena closed in 2000 and was torn down in 2001. The team moved to the DePaul Athletic Center, and the land was used for the new DePaul Student Center.[1]

The site was home to the Chicago Hustle of the WBL from 1978 to 1981 and used for first round NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament games in 1990 and 1992.


  1. ^ "Attendance and Sites" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 19 March 2012.