Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
So, who would get the naming rights money for a new DePaul basketball arena at McCormick place?
Naming rights for the Depaul Arena are worth major millions. And so Bill Cameron asked the Depaul President, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider about that.
Cameron: What portion of the naming rights will DePaul get? 100%?
Holtschneider: Um, under the current agreement, DePaul has the naming rights.
Cameron: And why is that appropriate?
Holtschneider: You tell me why it isn’t.
Cameron: Well, because there are so many other events going on that are not DePaul.
Holtschneider: So, that’s ah, who’s the anchor tenant? It’s ah. This is ah. This is an opportunity, Ah, I’m not quite sure how to engage the question fully. Sorry. It, ah…ya know…ah, I should be better at this media. I’m sorry I’m not.”
But when he recovered his thoughts he said DePaul has more experience in bringing donors to the table than government.
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