Mid 2015, the Blackhawks organization along with the City of Chicago announced their plans to create a training center that could double as a community center for local youth and community programs. This announcement came in conjunction with the plan to complete the new Malcolm X College building in January 2016. The college moved one block north of it’s previous 45-year-old building, which will be demolished, and the new Blackhawks Community Training Center will take its place.
The exact features of the new building have not been released yet, but the building will be around 125,000 square feet, and will likely feature two ice rinks. The four-acre lot proposed for this building is about two blocks south of the United Center and three blocks southwest from the new Advocate Center Chicago Bulls Practice Facility. The new center will share the former Malcolm X College lot with a new Rush University building.
Completion of Blackhawks Community Training Center is scheduled for late 2017 (Image credit: Chicago.curbed.com). The completion of the center will likely be followed with another project to expand The United Center.