Address:1901 W. Madison Street
Main Phone Number:(312) 455 - 4500
Since opening, the United Center has hosted over 200 events each year.
Total Meeting Space:960000 (in square feet)
Total Guest Rooms:0
Total Meeting Rooms:6
Property Brand:United Center
Property Chain:property chain
Venue Type: Arenas & Stadiums,Restaurants,
Meeting Rooms:United Center has been a showcase for the world's finest performers and athletes. Home of the six-time World Champion Chicago Bulls, the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and prime concerts and events, the United Center is considered one of the top sports and entertainment venues in the world. With executive suites, our popular Harris Club and the luxurious Theater Boxes, the United Center truly has something for everyone.
Description:The United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, is the largest arena in the United States. Construction was begun in April of 1992, with the ribbon cutting ceremony being held on August 18, 1994. Since opening, the United Center has hosted over 200 events each year. Some of the events the United Center has been proud to host include the 1996 Democratic National Convention, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, The 3 Tenors, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Great Eight Classic, Illinois College Basketball, and Champions on Ice. The United Center has hosted over forty million guests since its opening in 1994. The United Center, which is currently owned by United Center Joint Venture (a partnership between Rocky Wirtz and Reinsdorf), covers 960,000 square feet (89,187 m²) and is located on a 46-acre (19 ha) parcel, west of the Chicago Loop. The arena is the largest in the United States in physical size, though not in capacity. Its exterior bears a striking resemblance to that of Chicago Stadium. It seats 19,717 (not including standing room) for hockey (highest attendance at a Blackhawks game in 2012 was 22,077 vs. St. Louis), 20,917 (not including standing room) for basketball (highest attendance at a Bulls game in 2012 was 23,028 vs. Miami) and up to 23,500 for concerts. The United Center hosts over 200 events per year and has drawn over 20 million visitors since its opening. It is known for routinely exceeding seating capacity for Bulls and Blackhawks games. United Center's acoustics were designed to amplify the noise level in order to recreate "The Roar" – the din of noise that made Chicago Stadium famous, especially during hockey games. During hockey season, an Allen Organ that is a replica of the old arena's famous Barton organ is used; recreating the old organ's notes took two years. As of the 2009-10 renovation, the stadium has 169 executive suites on three levels.