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United Center

United Center

Stadium, Hockey Stadium, and Basketball Stadium
Near West Side, Chicago
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    Joycelin R.
    "Chicago bulls games are so much fun."(8 Tips)
    Javier M.
    "Bulls and Blackhawks game are awesome so much history"(8 Tips)
    "The home of Michael Jordan - it simply always will be!"(13 Tips)
    Christopher V.
    "Love going to the Hawks game."(7 Tips)
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  • Colin N.heart icon on user image
    Colin NelsonJanuary 27, 2016
    Went for The NBA game. Beers were great, be sure to check out the Michael Jordan and BlackHawks statues at gate 7! One of the greatest stadiums in professional sports!
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • Marcus V.
    Marcus ViníciusOctober 1, 2013
    Best crowd,best sports fans.Teaching americans and canadians the chicago way.Chelsea Dagger is our Hawks' goal song u will hear a contagious chant reverberate this freakin' awesome atmosphere apropos.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • ESPN
    ESPNNovember 12, 2013
    Home to the 2013 Champions Classic featuring Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, and Kentucky. These four teams combine for a total of 17 National Championships. Champions is right!
  • Paulo S.
    Paulo SantosSeptember 18, 2014
    Hands down the best sports experience without even watching a game. Who doesn't want to see the G.O.A.T. at United Center!? Don't forget to take a pic w your best Jumpman impression.
  • RENheart icon on user image
    RENJanuary 19, 2018
    great entertainment throughout the game. we had nosebleed seats that were just fine. we could view the game without a problem. better than Staples Center in LA
  • Mark R.heart icon on user image
    Mark RobinsonApril 9, 2018
    Well organised. Uber drop off/pick up zones easily accessible and not to far. Food/drink was a little pricey ($12 premium 🍺) - went to go watch the Bulls.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 11, 2012
    Top Dining Options: Budweiser Select Brew Pub & Carvery: Section 108; Bar One: Section 119; Sweet Baby Ray's Smokehouse & BBQ: Section 119; Iron Works Bar & Grill:Section 309; Loaded Dog: Section 205. Read more
  • Lila S.heart icon on user image
    Lila StarrSeptember 28, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    The Laver Cup was a fantastic three-day tennis event, which was wonderful to watch @ the United Center. Food and beverage is hugely over-priced & parking was $29 per day, for EACH time you entered!
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CJanuary 10, 2016
    Feels like an old school arena, such big bulky concourses with concrete everywhere you turn... but with so many upgrades and awesome concession options, it's a top notch arena
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    Chicago BlackhawksFebruary 8, 2013
    Be in your seat before puck drop to experience one of the greatest traditions in all of sports... Blackhawks fans show their patriotic pride by cheering through the national anthem.
  • John C.heart icon on user image
    John CassilloJanuary 25, 2020
    Great venue to catch a game. Not a bad seat in the house and the crowd gets into it. Awesome environment - especially if you’re a neutral fan just attending for fun.
  • Diane M.heart icon on user image
    Diane McDonald McVehilDecember 5, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    Honey Butter Fried chicken is amazing. Make sure to walk around the 100 level to see everything they have to offer, whether it’s ballon hats or a live broadcast.
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KollerMarch 6, 2016
    The house that MJ built. Bring your credit card. The UC ain't cheap. Come early. Eat at the restaurants that crowd the neighborhood to the east. You will eat much better for the same price.
  • vanessa b.
    vanessa buenrostroMarch 23, 2016
    It's a great place to see your favorite basketball hockey team play like Chicago bulls or the Chicago Blackhawks or Disney on ice for the kids! LOVE the atmosphere and the energy the crowd brings!
  • Daniel L.heart icon on user image
    Daniel LopezApril 28, 2017
    The new atrium is amazing! The store is huge! And a lot of classic hot spots for Bulls fans. A must go attraction if your are a sports fan
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    Chicago BlackhawksFebruary 8, 2013
    The pregame video showcasing the Blackhawks' rich history is commonly referred to as "The Orchard." Early versions incorporated a track by that name from the "Phenomenon" movie soundtrack.
  • Daniel G.heart icon on user image
    Daniel GJune 17, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The house that Michael built. Great place to watch Chicago's Championship teams the Bulls and the Blackhawks. You won't see teams that suck like the cubs here.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 20, 2015
    One of our top-rated shows for this summer, with 4 stars, is Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities. Created by the world-renowed Cirque du Soleil, this is definitely a must-see event. Through 9/20, $35. Read more
  • Steve H.heart icon on user image
    Steve HovingtonApril 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Blackhawks announced that hockey legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita would receive bronze statues in their honor outside of the United Center during the 2011–12 NHL season.
  • C R.heart icon on user image
    C ReyFebruary 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Let's Go Hawks! Skip the lines and get tickets in the club level. It's worth it. Say Hi to Benny the Bull for me too. He's the best mascot in the NBA.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RandowApril 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always at great atmosphere at Blackhawks game with the best National Anthem tradition in all of sport. Of course you need a second mortgage to afford the food and drink!
  • Sweta M.heart icon on user image
    Sweta MohapatraFebruary 26, 2017
    Skip the lines on the ground floor for concessions and bathrooms, the same options are available on the third floor. Great acoustics for concert events
  • Kenneth (iamfob)
    Kenneth (iamfob)December 22, 2013
    If you are basketball fans, you must attend at least one Bulls home game at United Center. Make sure you come to the arena during the daytime to take a picture of the Michael Jordan statue.
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    Chicago BlackhawksFebruary 7, 2013
    Bow down before two of the greatest players to ever lace up skates, Hall of Famers Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita! The life-sized bronzed statues are located on the NE corner along Madison St.
  • Rebecca P.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca PlaineOctober 10, 2018
    Beware of ticket scammers— out of town fan & bought off craigslist. Never had an issue with doing that in Detroit but got fake tickets- security told us it happens very frequently!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 5, 2012
    Catch some of Benny The Bull's antics. He always gives 100%, whether it's dancing on the court or running through the stands (literally). Best mascot in the NBA.
  • Derrick H.heart icon on user image
    Derrick HalpinOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Welcome to "The House That Jordan Built"! You're standing in one of the most electrifying venues in all of pro sports. 6 Bulls championship banners and 5 Blackhawks championship banners hang above you
  • John M.
    John MannSeptember 4, 2014
    Michael Jordan Statue is near Gate 4.Cant see the court from the concourse. Membership required to access Ketel 1 Club. If you need help deciding which Seats to buy for your next Bulls game, check out Read more
  • Eduardo R.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo RamirezDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Atmosphere is great being around fans of the same teams you love, seeing the championship trophies, the banners above the court. Complaints are food/drinks prices but hey that's everywhere nowadays
  • Brandon
    BrandonDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you come to the game early, grab a table in the Kettle One Club Bar on the concourse level. You can order off a smaller menu, and you do not need to pay the Club membership fee. Great food, decent
  • Evan B.
    Evan BrownMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone knows about the MJ statue outside, but if you're inside on the ground level make sure to check out the new Scottie Pippen statue.
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KollerOctober 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The house that Jordan built. Dinner for four is not economical. Eat before you arrive. For the same price you can get a nice dinner nearby.
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew VaclavikDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A must go for any sports fan. As the home of the Bulls and Blackhawks, this is a very decorated arena with an atmosphere that is second to none.
  • Gabriel A.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel AcostaJanuary 6, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    awesome stadium! Great food and drinks found on main floor. everything is updated and pristine.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SelanderNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best quality and quantity food is the sweet baby rays restaurant on the 100 level. Get the pulled pork sandwich.
  • Joe H.heart icon on user image
    Joe HApril 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Observation: For hockey games, you walk right through "security" with a smile. For NBA games, you get a handheld metal detector and a dirty look. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
  • Remy D.
    Remy DeBargeSeptember 27, 2012
    Get drunk in your car before entering. One Beer is $9.50! And you don't get no special type of drunk either. It's the same buzz you would get in your car
  • Bob B.heart icon on user image
    Bob BigosNovember 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue overall! Sight lines are good from any seat and amenities are good as well!
  • TT i.heart icon on user image
    TT isTamiApril 8, 2016
    Great seats matter your seat. It's made for sports for 360° view so, concerts are great.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastedoNovember 15, 2019
    By far the best NHL venue I've ever been to. I was in a private box so I can't give my opinion about the food or drinks on sale,
  • Patty L.heart icon on user image
    Patty LynnApril 6, 2014
    Awesome place! If it's your first Blackhawks or Bulls game, you can stop by Guest Services and get a free certificate to commemorate the occasion. :)
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 5, 2016
    We didn't get to see the MJ23 Statue since it is under reconstruction. It will be back within mid-season 16-17. However, you get a good view of the city.
  • Tasha
    TashaSeptember 30, 2012
    I hate the United Center as a concert venue. Near impossible to get a "great seat", but for the $, 100 section to the side of the stage is better seating than main floor unless you're front row.
  • Chicago Blackhawks
    Chicago BlackhawksFebruary 8, 2013
    "Do do-do-do do-do-do..." When the Blackhawks light the lamp, the crowd sings along to "Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis -- a tradition that began during the 2008-09 season.
  • Isaac L.heart icon on user image
    Isaac LevyFebruary 22, 2015
    Don't rely too much on the wifi, it really sucks and gets you offline more than it does online. If we pay good money to see a sporting event, we expect the wifi services to be the best
  • John C.
    John CoyneApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hit the Carvery by Sect 108 before a game for a great hand carved sandwich--Turkey, Corned Beef, or Roast Beef. All of them are great.
  • Digital Tour Bus
    Digital Tour BusMay 22, 2011
    If you can afford the cost of parking, you should probably drive to a concert here. The area can get a little sketchy at night! If not, there is a CTA bus station right outside as well...
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraDecember 18, 2014
    It's easiest to approach from the north when looking for parking. Damen tends to get clogged with people coming from the highway.
  • James K.
    James KvapilApril 30, 2013
    steak nachos on third level for 11 dollars, messy but more than filling for two people.
  • TicketsNow
    TicketsNowOctober 7, 2011
    The 10000 pound gorilla venue of Chicago. The home for Chicago Arena Rock. The house MJ built. Home to Bulls, Blackhawks and your next great live event experience.
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