CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Bulls Break Ground On New Practice Facility

United Center

United Center (cedit: Getty)

John Cody. John Cody
John Cody is a veteran reporter for Newsradio 780.
Read More
Bulls Central
Shop for Bulls Gear
Buy Bulls Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

CHICAGO (CBS) – Before Mayor Rahm Emanuel dug in for the Bulls groundbreaking he shoveled out lots of compliments for high achieving Chicagoans.

Mayor Emanuel began with a nod to the Hawks second overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings.

“it was a great family event, I will say that. It was a little exhausting, especially with the last nine seconds but it was a great game. It ended exactly like it was supposed to,” said Emanuel.

And then Emanuel moved to theater.

“Shout-out if I can to the Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre for their accomplishment at the Tony Awards and making the Tony Awards evening a Chicago evening,” said Emanuel.

Then it was shovel time, as Emanuel welcomed the Chicago Bulls in from their Deerfield practice facility to the new practice facility being built in parking lot J just east of the United Center in time for the 2014 season.