The Bulls announced the name of their new practice facility, currently under construction right across from the United Center, that's scheduled to be open before the start of the 2014-15 season.
The new facility will be named the Advocate Center and coincides with the Bulls expanded multi-year agreement with Downers Grove, IL-based Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's leading health systems.
“Advocate Health Care is an incredible partner of the Chicago Bulls. Advocate’s leadership team is strong, creative, and committed to quality, and they have built an organization that embodies the characteristics we look for in long-term sponsor relationships,” said Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf in a statement. “Advocate shares the Bulls’ passions for athletics, health and wellness, and the communities in which we live and work. As we enter the third year of our partnership and this exciting new chapter, the Bulls look forward to finding more ways to come together with Advocate to make a difference in the City of Chicago.”
The Advocate Center is approximately 60,000-square-feet in size. The main level of the building includes two full-sized courts, updated locker rooms with therapeutic pools, video room, coaches' offices, weight room and a designated media room. The second level features a green roof terrace, executive offices, conference rooms and a cardio room.
The Bulls plan to sell the Sheri L. Berto Center in Deerfield, IL., where they have practiced at since 1982.