DePaul Blue Demons Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Tony Stubblefield

Team Mascot: DIBS (Demon In a Blue Suit)

Year Opened: 2017

Capacity: 10387

City / State: Chicago / Illinois

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

DePaul Blue Demons vs Marquette Golden Eagles

Rival Team: Marquette Golden Eagles

Chicago and Milwaukee have an intense rivalry, and that rivalry extends to college basketball as well. DePaul and Marquette have played in the same conference since both were in Conference USA and the rivalry has grown since. The rivalry between DePaul and Marquette mirrors that of the Bears-Packers and Cubs-Brewers, so don’t miss it when the Golden Eagles come to town.

DePaul Blue Demons Stadium Guide

In Game

The Blue Demons hope their move to the brand new Wintrust Arena will help breathe new life into the basketball program. DePaul was once home to one of the top programs in the nation but has fallen onto rough times of late. The Blue Demons’ previous facility in Rosemont made it difficult for students to attend and the athletic department hopes the basketball program’s new home will bring out more students and fans.

The new arena is also located on the Near South Side, putting you right near plenty of Chicago attractions including the Museum Park, which is home to the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium.

The new arena is gorgeous, and with affordable ticket prices, there is no reason for college basketball fans in the Chicagoland area not to check it out.

Things to check out

New Arena

The DePaul Athletic Department is looking to reinvigorate the Blue Demon fan base and basketball program with a new state-of-the-art arena on the Near South Side. The new Wintrust Arena is a beautiful facility, so come on out and support the Blue Demons in their new home.

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Gene Honda

You can hear famous PA announcer Gene Honda at Blue Demons men’s basketball games. Honda is known as the PA announcer of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, and NCAA Final Four. Listen for Honda when attending a Blue Demons game as he’s one of the best in the business.

Demon In a Blue Suit (DIBS)

DIBS can be seen entertaining the crowd at every Blue Demons game. The mascot performs all kinds of crazy antics and is a can’t miss when attending a DePaul basketball game.

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Dance Team

The DePaul dance team puts on quite a show at basketball games and will keep everyone in the crowd entertained throughout the game. Don’t leave your seat when the action stops as you wouldn’t want to miss these talented dancers.

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Fight Songs

  1. “Blue Demon’s Fight Song”

    We will gather, ‘neath the banner,
    ‘Neath the scarlet and the blue.
    While in song we sing your praises,
    Praises for old DePaul U.
    Let the battle wage and threaten,
    Yours the victory to claim.
    While we fight beneath your standard
    Proud: exulting in your name.

    (YELL) D–E–M–O–N–S

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DePaul Blue Demons Bars & Restaurants

  1. Skylark

    Anchor Bar Beer Dega Brewhouse Beer Phoenix Grill & Bar Beer The Canadian Brewhouse Beer Lil Dickys

    Cash-only bar with craft beer, pub food & live music amid retro rec-room decor with a photo booth.

    2149 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. 16th Street Bar


    A cozy neighborhood bar nestled in an eclectic row of specialty shops in the heart of the South Loop.

    75 E 16th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Tapas Valencia

    Tapas Valencia

    Tapas Valencia is a Spanish tapas restaurant that gives you every bite of Spain with their heavenly dishes.

    1530 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  4. Pauly’s Pizza


    Counter-serve spot for New York-style, thin-crust pies & slices plus sandwiches & calzones.

    719 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  5. Connie’s Pizza


    A Chicago tradition since 1963.

    2373 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  6. Reggies Chicago


    No-frills venue for hearing up-and-coming acts plus a wide pub grub menu & loads of beers.

    2105 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Ricobene’s


    Home of the "breaded steak sandwich"

    252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  8. Kasey’s Tavern

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Set in a vintage storefront, this sports-bar stalwart pairs its TVs with a top-shelf beer list.

    701 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Kroll’s South Loop


    Kroll's is your South Loop neighborhood bar and grill offering daily drink specials

    1736 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Mother Hubbard’s Sports Pub

    Hamburger Pattys

    45 televisions. 28 satellite feeds. Game on!

    5 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  11. Weather Mark Tavern

    WeatherMark Tavern

    An outstanding destination for lunch and dinner, Weather Mark Taverns atmosphere is upscale fun for sailors and non-sailors alike

    1503 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Flo & Santos

    Flo and Santos

    A hybrid of pub, pizzeria & Polish-American restaurant.

    1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - pizza - $$

  13. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

    Lou Malnatis

    A must-try for Chicago-style pizza.

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  14. First Draft

    First Draft cheese

    Brick- & wood-accented hangout with lots of TVs, American grill fare & rotating craft brews.

    649 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  15. Morton’s

    Mortons steak

    Upscale chain for aged prime beef, seafood & other traditional steakhouse dishes.

    65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  16. Devil Dawgs

    Devil Dawg

    Dawg-gone good food

    767 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

    Joes lobster

    Steak cooked the right way in Chicago.

    60 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$