United Center


Home of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks, the United Center is the largest arena in the country.
Owner of the Blackhawks William Wirtz and owner and Chairman of the Bulls Jerry Reinsdorf partnered up in 1988 to plan an unprecedented sports and entertainment arena in Chicago. Construction began in spring of 1992 and it was opened to the public in summer of 1994.
The United Center has hosted over 200 events each year since its opening. Aside from hosting a variety of larger than life entertainers and ongoing NBA and NHL games, it has also hosted the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.


There’s nothing like seeing a game or a concert at the United Center. Sitting in the arena where the Chicago Bulls won NBA championships and where the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup will make you overcome with Chicago pride.
Seeing someone perform at the United Center isn’t like any old concert. If you’ve got tickets to a concert there, you know it’s going to be a big-time show. Only the best of the best in music and performing arts comes to this massive arena to create an experience.


  • Chicago Bulls games
  • Chicago Bulls merch store
  • Chicago Blackhawks games
  • Chicago Blackhawks merch store
  • Chicago Blackhawks youth training camps
  • Free wi-fi
  • Special scoreboard messages for purchase
  • Curated concessions from nearly 30 local restaurants
  • Exclusive members only clubs
  • Premium seating opportunities
  • Banquet and meeting room space
  • Chicago athlete commemorative statues
  • Water fountains


From the United Center website


  • How do I get to the United Center

If you’re taking the CTA, you can take the Orange, Green, Purple, or Brown Lines to the Madison stop, or you can take the #19 United Center Express bus on game days. General parking is available through the lots for a fee.

  • Can I leave the venue and re-enter?

No, there is a strict no re-entry policy at the United Center.


  • Can we tailgate?

No, sorry! Tailgating is prohibited in United Center parking lots.

  • Can I take a tour of the venue?

At this time, the United Center is not hosting tours.


  • I need cash. Where should I go?

ATMs are on-site on the 100 level, the Lexis Club level, and the 300 level.

  • What kind of assistance is provided?

The United Center offers wheelchair, hearing, and visual assistance to guests.


  • Do I have to print my ticket?

You have the option to use your smartphone upon entry. All United Center events offer mobile ticketing.

  • I lost something. What should I do?

Visit the Guest Relations booth at the venue or call 312.455.4504.


  • Anything I shouldn’t do?

Don’t bring professional cameras or selfie sticks. Smoking is also prohibited.


United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612



Hours vary based on event times