The United Center is one of the largest sports arenas in the Chicago area,home to both the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks teams. Built in 1994, it sits at almost one million square feet of indoor space and seats more than 20,000 people. It is the largest arena in the United States by physical size, hosting more than 200 games each year.
The center is also the venue of choice for many of the Chicago area’s large concerts. The acoustics are well-known for their ability to create the “roar,” amplifying the sound of the crowd (or performer!) It has also served as the home of a wide range of events, including political, family, television, and collegiate athletic events. Those visiting can check out the statues of the
legendary Michael Jordan, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita that are located outside the arena.
Located on the west side of Chicago, the best way to get to the United Center is by car. The nearest exit is Madison Street. Parking is available starting from $24. You can also take the CTA Green, Pink, or Blue lines to Damon Avenue or Ashland/Lake. Though public tours are not available, you can visit the statues free of charge. Sports tickets are recommended to be purchased in advance.