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DePaul and Creighton players warm up with just under 20 minutes until gametime Monday night at Wintrust Arena. The Blue Demons won the game 80-69. Alexa Sandler | The DePaulia

COLUMN: Winning games will keep fans coming back to Wintrust, not concessions or parking

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor February 3, 2020

When Providence came to Chicago on Jan. 4 to face DePaul at Wintrust Arena, the Friars’ head coach Ed Cooley had sparkling things to say about the newly-opened stadium during his press conference. Cooley...

Page 29: Wintrust attendance numbers see modest improvement, still fall short of debut season

Page 29: Wintrust attendance numbers see modest improvement, still fall short of debut season

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René January 28, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, The DePaulia takes a look at how attendance numbers have been at Wintrust Arena in the wake of the men's basketball team's best start in more than a decade. We also hear...

A section of the DePaul crowd during the Blue Demons’ 65-60 victory over Texas Tech on Dec. 4 at Wintrust Arena.

Wintrust attendance sees slight uptick, falls short of debut season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor January 26, 2020

With DePaul now in its third season at Wintrust Arena, attendance numbers during the non-conference slate of games are up from last season, but still fall short from the marks set in their first season...

A crowd forming at halftime by the bathrooms and concessions, the crowds were the largest they had been all year.

Column: Stuffed Dibs and beer chugs: a buzzing night at Wintrust Arena

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor December 5, 2019

The sparkling new arena in the South Loop still hadn’t seen anything like this. On Wednesday night, everything came to fruition for the Blue Demons who hosted last year’s national runner-up Texas...

The turnstile attendance for the home opener against Bethune Cookman on Nov. 7 was just 1,018. DePaul won the game 80-58.

If you build it, they still might not come

Shane Rene, Managing Editor January 28, 2019

There are certainly a lot of questions worth asking about Wintrust Arena, even if few of them have very clear answers. But one thing that is clear is this: the arena itself is pretty awesome. With...

DIBS commands the crowd at Wintrust Arena Wednesday, Jan. 16 against Butler.

DIBS, the face of school spirit at DePaul, still can’t drink at Kelly’s

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer January 28, 2019

DePaul’s resident evil spirit just celebrated his 20th year of possessing students — with school spirit. The “Demon in a Blue Suit,” known to most students as DIBS, was conjured at last...

Feeling emptier: Non-conference attendance drops in Wintrust’s 2nd year

Feeling emptier: Non-conference attendance drops in Wintrust’s 2nd year

Shane Rene, Managing Editor January 22, 2019

As the Blue Demons settle into their second season at DePaul’s new 10,000-seat Wintrust arena, men’s basketball fans showed little interest in attending the Blue Demons’ 2018-19 non-conference slate,...

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Commentary: Attendance problems continue in DePaul’s home opener

Shane Rene, Managing Editor November 12, 2018

If you are one of the few remaining students and alumni at DePaul following the cringy saga of the men’s basketball team, you may already know this: the Blue Demons won their home opener Wednesday night,...

Lack of interest remains inside and outside Wintrust

Lack of interest remains inside and outside Wintrust

William Hopper, Asst. Sports Editor November 12, 2018

With DePaul men’s basketball tipping off its second season at Wintrust Arena Wednesday night, the question is whether interest in the program will increase in the arena’s second year. An unscientific...

DePaul students take advantage of Wintrust shuttle

DePaul students take advantage of Wintrust shuttle

Cristhian Plasencia, Contributing Writer November 5, 2018

DePaul students say they find the gameday shuttle bus to the Wintrust Arena to be convenient and safe when crime happens on the streets of Chicago at night. “I [will] probably give the shuttle a try,...

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

DePaul defeats Rockhurst in exhibition game

Paul Steeno, Senior Basketball Writer November 5, 2018

The Rockhurst University Hawks, a Division II program from Missouri, weren’t messing around when they arrived at Wintrust Arena Thursday night for a date with the DePaul Blue Demons. The final score,...

Little details the focus as women's basketball eyes big season

Little details the focus as women’s basketball eyes big season

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor October 22, 2018

After appearing in their 16th straight NCAA Tournament and winning the third most games in school history, the goals are once again incredibly high for DePaul Women’s Basketball. With a veteran-laden...

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