Report: Blackhawks hoping to build $30 million training facility

Report: Blackhawks hoping to build $30 million training facility
May 16, 2014, 11:00 am
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According to a report from Crain's Chicago Business, the Blackhawks are exploring the possibility of building a $30 million training center.

In an interview with Crain's, Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz said he's begun "putting the numbers together" in hopes to build a 70,000-square-foot training facility just northeast of the United Center where parking lot E is currently located. The site of the facility would be across the street from the training center that is currently under construction by the Bulls.

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"Having more space available would be great for youth hockey in the city," Wirtz said. "The suburbs all are well-off, but the city really needs more ice surface" for hockey leagues and related sports."

The Blackhawks currently practice down the street from the United Center at Johnny's IceHouse West, and Wirtz believes the new facility would not only benefit the Blackhawks, but also their visiting opponent.