CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Blackhawks have broken ground on a massive new practice facility and youth hockey training center two blocks south of the United Center.
The 127,000-square-foot facility is a huge win for the Near West Side, adding to a growing number of corporations building in the area.
The $50-million building will serve as the Blackhawks’ primary practice rink and a community training center for youth hockey programs. The project is being funded entirely with private funds.
It is being built on a lot that used to house Malcolm X College, on Jackson Boulevard, between Damen and Ogden avenues. A new Malcolm X College campus was completed earlier this year across the street from the old one.