1901 West Madison Street , Chicago Illinois
Chicago BlackhawksChicago Bulls
select a section to see its view from the seat
The United Center is located at 1901 West Madison Street in Chicago, Illinois 60612.
The indoor sports arena has a seating capacity of 20,500 for concert events, 20,917 for basketball games, and 19,717 for hockey games.
The United Center first broke ground in April of 1992 and initially opened in August of 1994 at a construction cost of $175 million.
The United Center is the home of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.
From the North
Take I-90 East to the Madison Street exit and make a right onto Madison Street. The building will be on your left.
From the South
Take I-55 North to the Damen exit and make a left, going northbound for approximately 7 minutes. The building will be on your right.
From the East
Take Madison Street west from the Loop.
From the West
Take I-290 East to exit 28A (Damen Avenue). Take Damen Avenue north to Madison Street. Make a right onto Madison Street and the building will be on your right.
There are over 5,500 parking spaces available in lots surrounding the United Center.
Prices for parking vary depending on the lot but will cost anywhere between $24 to $40 and $40 for larger vehicles.
Lots can be accessed from Damen Ave., Madison St., Adams St., Warren Blvd., Wood St., Monroe St., and Washington St.
Gate Locations and Openings
There are 4 gate entrances for all events at the United Center. Gates 2 and 3 are located in the north side of the arena and gates 7 and 6 are located in the south side of the sports arena. Gates generally open 90 minutes before the start of games or events.
Personal sized backpacks and bags are allowed into the arena, but only after inspection by United Center security at entry. Oversized bags will be checked by United Center security at entry.