Sullivan Athletic Center

The Sullivan Athletic Center is an athletic facility on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois. The facility houses McGrath-Phillips Arena, a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena.

Sullivan Athletic Center
Location2323 N Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60604 USA
OwnerDePaul University
OperatorDePaul University
Broke ground1999
OpenedMay 2000
DePaul Blue Demons (NCAA) (2000–present)

It is the home arena for the women's volleyball team and part-time home for the women's basketball team. The facility also serves as the practice facility for the men's basketball team.[1]


The Sullivan Center, originally named the DePaul Athletic Center, opened in 2000 and was renamed in 2006. It replaced Alumni Hall. The DePaul Blue Demons athletic department is housed in the Sullivan Center.

McGrath-Phillips Arena

McGrath-Phillips Arena located in the Sullivan Athletic Center was the part-time home of the DePaul men's basketball team from 2000 to 2017 and is the practice facility for the team.[1] From 2000 to 2017, it was the full-time home of the DePaul women's basketball team and now serves as the part-time home for the women’s team.

The women's volleyball team has played all their home games at McGrath-Phillips since its opening in 2000.

McGrath-Phillips Arena served as the host of the 2002 Conference USA women's basketball tournament, [2] 2007 National Invitation Tournament[1] and 2019 College Basketball Invitational Tournament.[3]

In 2010, the court in McGrath-Phillips was named after the longtime coach of the women's basketball team, Doug Bruno.[4]

See also


  1. "DePaul Basketball A-to-Z". Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. "2015-16 Women's Basketball CUSA" (PDF). Retrieved 5 Dec 2015.
  3. "CBI Championship to be Decided Friday at McGrath-Phillips Arena". Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  4. "DePaul names court after Doug Bruno". ESPN. Nov 6, 2010. Retrieved 16 Dec 2015.

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