The Chicago Bulls are one of the most iconic basketball franchises in the NBA. Characterized by the likes of Michael “Air” Jordan and Dennis Rodman, the Bulls won no less than six NBA Finals titles in eight seasons between 1991 and 1998. It’s been something of a barren run ever since, with nothing but two divisional titles in 2011 and 2012 to show for their efforts in the last 23 seasons.
Nevertheless, it’s still something of a pilgrimage for tourists to catch the Bulls on court at the United Center. It is comfortably the biggest arena by capacity in the NBA and, when it’s full, it’s a truly unique atmosphere from the tip-off. The United Center opened its doors in 1994, so it was home to part of the “Jordan Dynasty”, which is one of the reasons this is such an historic arena to visit.
The complex itself is starting to show its age from the outside, but on the inside innovation continues. A brand-new retail sportsbook has been opened for fans to use pre-game. This was unveiled in partnership with FanDuel Sportsbook, which is now one of the biggest sports betting operators stateside. There’s also online FanDuel Sportsbook promo codes available for those wishing to wager on the next big game before entering the United Center.
How to watch the Bulls for the first time
It’s easier than you might think to get your hands on Bulls tickets for NBA matches. In fact, the official NBA website provides direct links to purchase tickets through the partnered seller Ticketmaster.
The sheer size of the United Center means that Bulls games rarely sell out weeks or even days before a big game. Ticketmaster’s website makes it easy to select seats, with blue dots on the seat map denoting all available seats for the game in question.
If you are prepared to sacrifice the best view for the cheapest ticket, it’s currently possible to secure Bulls tickets from as little as $39, plus transaction fees. Courtside seats in the front few rows will set you back considerably more, weighing in at around $800, plus transaction fees.
It’s also possible to download and install United Center’s mobile app to access any pre-purchased tickets digitally. This will enable you to enter the arena using your mobile, without having to obtain a print-out. Once you have a ClickTix account within the United Center app, it’s even possible to buy tickets through the application. That’s because ClickTix is powered by Ticketmaster.
If you’re in Chicago and you’d like to catch as many sports as possible, the United Center app can also come in useful if you decide to buy tickets to catch the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL rink too.