United Center Details

Located on the west side of Chicago, the United Center is synonymous with the city itself. The United Center has also become synonymous with winning, what with it being home to two of the most successful runs in American pro sports history thanks to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks running through the NBA and NHL at different points.

Of course, the Chicago Bulls most successful period their dominant run in the 1990s. Led by Michael Jordan, one of the greatest NBA stars of all-time, and coached by the legendary Phil Jackson, the Bulls scored two different three-peats in that era. When at their peak, the crowds at United Center can be as intimidating as the players on the floor themselves.

On the ice, the Chicago Blackhawks have seen plenty of success in United Center as well with a run of dominance spanning the majority of the 2010s. Led by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks won multiple Stanley Cups. Not only did they win multiple championships, but they did so with a team that electrified the United Center crowds with an aggressive offensive attack that brought a style not always seen in the NHL.

The United Center is also a hub for entertainment, with some of the top acts in music performing there. Included in the long list of big name performers are the likes of Aerosmith, Barbra Streisand, and even Chicago's own Kanye West. United Center also frequently hosts events such as professional wrestling, along with action in the NCAA Tournament among other high-profile events.

Outside of United Center is a fitting tribute to Michael Jordan, a statue of him in his famous "Jumpman" pose, where he can be properly remembered for all of the great things he accomplished at the venue.

Where are the best places to sit at United Center?

At United Center, the seats in the 100 level tend to be the best when it comes to proximity to the ice or court. But fans looking to enjoy a similar vantage point without a similar price tag will find that the 300 level seating offers a great view of the action as well.

United Center tips and tricks

When attending a game or event at United Center, keep in mind that the venue opens about an hour and a half before the designated start time. If you are there for a sporting event, this offers ample time to watch players warm up and get insight into how they will perform in the game. For non-sporting events, this is the perfect time to hunt down merchandise or grab a bite to eat before things get started.

United Center club areas

The United Center has ample amounts of club seating to better enjoy the game. At the Lexus Club, fans can enjoy a private concourse, a complimentary coat check, in-seat wait staff service, and enhanced parking capabilities for an upscale club seating experience while watching an event at United Center. At the BMO Harris Club, the United Center offers three bar options within that club, along with a lounge area with televisions and a pool table. The Budweiser Champions Club offers four-person boxes, and reserved seating at an all-inclusive lounge area.

United Center Size

United Center spans 960,000 square feet. At over 300 feet tall, the United Center is one of the biggest arenas in the United States in terms of its size. Given all of the championship banners hanging from the rafters of United Center, it's a good thing it is so spacious.