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The Windy City Bulls are an American professional basketball team of the NBA Development League and an affiliate of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. Based in northwest-suburban Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the team plays their home games at the Sears Centre, 25 miles from Chicago. The team became the thirteenth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team. The team is coached by Nate Loenser, former Video Coordinator with the Chicago Bulls.Team Members Show Thumbs Cutouts Renders
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The Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a northwest suburb, 25 miles from Chicago. The arena has 43 luxury suites on two separate levels. The venue opened on October 26, 2006, with performances by Duran Duran and Bob Dylan; it was estimated to attract over 750,000 visitors annually.
The arena is currently home to the Chicago Mustangs of the Major Arena Soccer League and the Windy City Bulls, the Chicago Bulls' affiliate in the NBA Development League.
The Sears Centre is located near the former site of the Poplar Creek Music Theater, a venue that was also located in Hoffman Estates from 1980 to 1994. Food services are provided by Levy Restaurants.
In 2011, the Village of Hoffman Estates took over ownership of the arena after Ryan Companies US, Inc. walked away from the arena due to the arena's lack of success. However, since the village took over the arena and hired Global Spectrum to manage it, the arena has shown improvements. Fanart