The Chicago Blackhawks new practice facility and community center is coming along rather nicely, just south of the United Center.
The $65 million dollar facility, which will contain two hockey rinks, will become the permanent practice home for the Blackhawks. The Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club have also signed out to become tenants of the new facility. The Mission has produced quite a few NHL players over the past few years including Dustin Byfuglien, Christian Dvorak and Vinnie Hinostroza.
While the top brass of the National Hockey League was in town for 2017 NHL Entry Draft last month, the team gave a tour of the construction’s progress. Those on the tour included Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz, president John McDonough, winger Patrick Kane, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.
Blackhawks TV had their cameras with them during the tour. The new facility is expected to open this December.