United Center

Home of Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks

Source: Stadium Scene Staff

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1901 W Madison St

Chicago, IL 60612 USA

Stadium Directions

Seating Capacity:

Basketball: 23129

Hockey: 22,428

Event Tickets:

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Editor Review

D.J. Fluck

Stadium Scene Editor

Walking in the building it's hard to believe that the United Center is already 20+ years old.  It's very well kept and there really isn't a bad seat in the house.  While the Blackhawks are in the middle of a sellout streak, I advise against purchasing Standing Room Only (SRO) because there are only a few places on the 300 level where you can see the ice when people stand.  If you are going to chance it, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because your feet will hurt at the end of the night.

Stadium Information

About United Center:

Called "The House that Jordan Built", it's actually become more known for the recent run of success of the Blackhawks and their three championships in six seasons.

Tour Info:

There doesn't appear to be any public tour offerings at this time.

Security Screenings:

Like almost all US Stadiums, you will need to enter through a metal detector before entering the stadium.  Be sure to give yourself extra time and don't bring any weapons or devices that could be seen as a weapon inside.

Bag Policy:

As of the 2017-2018 season, new bag rules were put in place that prohibits hard-sided bags and any bag larger than 14"x14"x6" (briefcases, luggage, purses, diaper bags).  Backpack purses and single compartment drawstring bags are allowed.  All bags will be searched before entry.

Bag checks are not available at this stadium.

Note: Bag and security policy listed above are for typical sporting events. Special events, concerts, and other situations may result in variation to the policy. Please check event website for any changes or variation.

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Parking & Local Transportation

Parking Options

Numerous parking lots around the stadium. Some lots require advance purchase.

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Bus Service:

Take the #20 (east west) bus to either Madison and United Center or Madison and Wood stops. The #50 bus (north south) stops at Madison and Damon St

Rail Service:

The Illinois Medical District stop on the CTA blue line stop is about a half mile south of the stadium

Taxi Service:

Taxi service can be found all along Madison street

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Top Yelp Reviews

Shawn F.

I've visited this arena each of the half dozen times I've been to Chicago, for both Bulls & Blackhawks games. Growing up a fan of Michael Jordan, my first...

Posted On: 2020-06-19 16:08:02

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Mike C.

This just about says it all (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn6kiimEsYc)! Flying here twice before his royal Airness hung up his Air ... what kind of shoes...

Posted On: 2020-05-24 08:49:02

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Stephanie S.

I came here for a concert in January and was not sure what to expect because I have never been here before. I have to say I was impressed with the staff....

Posted On: 2020-03-05 20:50:13

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