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Chicago Sky will play in Rosemont for 3 more years

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  • The Chicago Sky, which has played home games at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont since 2010, signed an three-year extension to continue playing there. Under the deal, the Sky will pay Rosemont a $9,500 per game facility rental fee.

      The Chicago Sky, which has played home games at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont since 2010, signed an three-year extension to continue playing there. Under the deal, the Sky will pay Rosemont a $9,500 per game facility rental fee.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer, May 2010

 
 

The Chicago Sky women's basketball franchise will continue to play at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont for at least the next three years, officials said.

The team recently extended an agreement to play at the village-owned stadium through the 2017 season, Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens said Monday.

The Sky will pay the village $9,500 per game as a facility rental fee.

The franchise relocated to the Allstate Arena in 2010 after spending its first four years at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago. The team's attendance averaged 6,685 at the arena last season.

Last October, the village inked a new deal with the Chicago Wolves, keeping the minor league hockey team at the Allstate Arena for five more years. The Wolves have played in Rosemont since the franchise was founded in 1994.

DePaul University's men's basketball team is scheduled to play its last season in Rosemont beginning this fall, after which it plans to move to a new stadium being built near McCormick Place in Chicago. But delays in the building of the stadium may lead to DePaul staying in Rosemont longer than expected, or having to find a temporary home.

Stephens said it's possible DePaul may play a season at its Lincoln Park campus.

As of now, he said, "we have not heard from them on any additional extension" to play at the Allstate Arena.

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