|Location||1901 W. Madison St. |
Chicago, Illinois 60612
|Broke ground||April, 1992|
|Opened||August 18, 1994|
|Owner||Rocky Wirtz and Jerry Reinsdorf|
|Operator||Rocky Wirtz and Jerry Reinsdorf|
|Construction cost||$175 million|
W. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz ( 1952 - is the owner of the NHL 's Chicago Blackhawks. Jerry M Reinsdorf (born February 25 1936) is a CPA, lawyer and the majority owner of both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz ( 1952 - is the owner of the NHL 's Chicago Blackhawks. Jerry M Reinsdorf (born February 25 1936) is a CPA, lawyer and the majority owner of both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been HOK Sport Venue Event is an architectural firm specializing in the design of public assembly spaces and planning of major special events E. Simpson Company
|Tenants||Chicago Bulls (NBA) (1994-present)|
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) (1994-present)
The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. The Chicago Bulls are an American professional Basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Neighborhoods Greektown The Greektown section of Chicago is located roughly between Van Buren and Madison Streets along Halsted Street Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. United Air Lines Inc, trading as United Airlines ( is a major airline of the United States. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL and the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The Chicago Bulls are an American professional Basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern The plan to build the arena was created by the late Bill Wirtz and Jerry Reinsdorf, the owners of the two sports teams, respectively. William Wadsworth "Bill" Wirtz ( October 5 1929 &ndash September 26 2007) was the chief executive officer and controlling shareholder Jerry M Reinsdorf (born February 25 1936) is a CPA, lawyer and the majority owner of both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago The United Center's predecessor was the indoor Chicago Stadium, the original "Madhouse on Madison", which was demolished after the newer arena opened for business on August 18, 1994. The Chicago Stadium was a famed and historic indoor sports arena in Chicago Illinois. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) A statue of Michael Jordan is located on the east side of the arena. Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player and active businessman United Airlines pays about $1. United Air Lines Inc, trading as United Airlines ( is a major airline of the United States. 8 million per year until 2014 for its naming rights. 
The United Center, which is owned by 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. Population According to the 2000 Census, 16388 people live in the Loop The arena claims to be the largest in the United States in physical size, though not in capacity. Its exterior bears a striking resemblance to that of Chicago Stadium. The Chicago Stadium was a famed and historic indoor sports arena in Chicago Illinois. It seats 20,500 (not including standing room) for hockey, 21,711 for basketball and up to 23,500 for concerts. A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. Additionally, the United Center hosts over 200 events per year and has drawn over 20 million visitors since its opening.
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. The Chicago Stadium was a famed and historic indoor sports arena in Chicago Illinois. 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. Allen Organ Company, formed in 1939 by Jerome Markowitz is located in Macungie Pennsylvania. The Barton Organ Company was an American Pipe organ manufacturer during the age of Silent movies.
Coca-Cola took over pouring rights this season after having Pepsi as the official soft-drink of the Hawks and Bulls. Coca-Cola is a carbonated Soft drink sold in stores restaurants and Vending machines in more than 200 countries Pepsi-Cola is a carbonated beverage that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. Last year Anheuser-Busch replaced Miller as the official beer sponsor of both teams. Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc ( (ˈænhаɪzər bʊʃ is the largest Brewing company in the United States with a 48 Miller Brewing Company is the second largest American style Beermaker and is based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, United States. Concession of food is run by Bismarck Enterprises, an entity of the Wirtz family.
In addition to more than 80 Bulls/Blackhawks games each year, the United Center has hosted other sporting events such as University of Illinois basketball, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament (hosted seven times, including 2007), the Roundball Classic, and the Great Eight Classic. The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Musical acts appearing at the United Center have included Shania Twain, Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Van Halen, Celine Dion, Beyonce, and many other well known performers. Shania Twain ʃəˈnaɪə 'tweɪn OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28 1965 is a Canadian Singer and Songwriter in the Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initials DMB) is a United States -based rock band originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia Barbra Streisand (ˈstraɪsænd "STRY-sand" born April 24 1942 is an American Singer, Film and Theatre Actress Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American Britney Jean Spears (born December 2 1981 is an American recording artist and entertainer Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" Bon Jovi is an American Hard rock band from Sayreville New Jersey. Kanye Omari West (ˈkɑnjɛj born June 8 1977 is a ten-time Grammy Award -winning American Rapper, Record producer and Singer. Van Halen is a Hard rock band formed in in 1972 They enjoyed success from the release of their self titled debut album in 1978 Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4 1981 commonly known as Beyoncé (biːˈɑn
U2 filmed a concert at the United Center during the American Leg of their Vertigo Tour. Vertigo 2005 Live from Chicago is a concert video release by rock band U2 from the first American leg of their Vertigo Tour. The United Center has also provided a Chicago home for Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Disney on Ice. Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun" in English sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ is an entertainment company Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus was started when the Circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P Disney On Ice is a touring ice show produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Also, Miley Cyrus as herself and her alter ego, Hannah Montana performed there on January 14, 2008 which was sold-out in minutes. Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23 1992 is an American Actress and Singer-songwriter. Hannah Montana is an Emmy Award-nominated American Television series, which debuted on March 24 2006 on Disney Channel.
The United Center was also the site of the World Wrestling Federation pay-per-view SummerSlam in 1994 — the first major event held inside the building — and the 1996 Democratic National Convention. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, SummerSlam (1994 was the seventh annual SummerSlam Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation The 1996 National Convention of the US Democratic Party was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois from August It also hosted the last of World Championship Wrestling's annual Spring Stampede pay-per-views in 2000. Spring Stampede was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000
On February 15th, 2008, the Spice Girls performed to a sold out crowd as part of their The Return of the Spice Girls Tour. The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award -winning English pop Girl group formed in 1994 The Return of the Spice Girls was a Spice Girls Concert tour that visited five countries and commenced on December 2, 2007 in Vancouver It was their first performance in Illinois as a five piece. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union.
Tina Turner will perform at The United Center on October 3rd and October 4th, 2008 for her Tina Live In Concert Tour. Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an eight time Grammy Award -winning American Tina Live in Concert Tour is a worldwide tour by American singer Tina Turner, her first concert tour in eight years since her record-breaking Twenty Four Seven
Madonna is expected to make a stop at the United Center as part of her Sticky & Sweet Tour on October 26th & 27th of 2008. The Sticky & Sweet Tour is the eighth Concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna to support her eleventh studio album Hard Candy
|Home of the|
1994 – present
|Home of the|
1994 – present
Madison Square Garden
|Host of the|
Democratic National Convention