Chicago Bulls/The Chicago Bulls were founded on January 16, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. They are one of only eight teams in NBA history to win their first seven games in a season. The Bulls became the second American basketball team to win their opening game abroad, after the Soviet Union's Red Stars defeated Canada's Toronto Raptors 79-68 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on November 11, 1969.
They have played their home games at Allstate Arena since 1991. The Bulls are owned by Jerry Reinsdorf and are based in Chicago, with their practice facilities located in Woodridge Township outside of Rosemont.
Bulls fans can be found in all 50 states as well as in many other countries including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
The Bulls have won six Central Division titles and two Derrick Rose trophies (one while he was with the Rosey Grier Celtics).
1996 The top page of the Chicago Tribune Sports section on April 22, 1996, a day after the Chicago Bulls completed a 72-10 regular season with a win over the Washington Bullets at Landover, Maryland. The Bulls went on to win the NBA championship, their fourth in six seasons. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
1997 After finishing with the best record in the NBA during the 1996-97 season, the Chicago Bulls were defeated in five games by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 Western Conference Finals. Following the season, Scottie Pippen announced his retirement from basketball due to back problems. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/NBAE via Getty Images)
1998 After winning their first two titles as a franchise, the Chicago Bulls fell short of repeating as champions. In what is considered one of the greatest finals performances in NBA history, the Bulls lost to the Indiana Pacers in six games. Following the season, Michael Jordan retired for the second time in his career. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
1999 At the end of the 1998-99 season, the Chicago Bulls parted ways with Scottie Pippen after nine years with the team. Under head coach Jim Boylen, the Bulls finished with the worst record in the NBA.
Established/New York Red Bulls
The Red Bulls are a part of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference (MLS). The team was founded in October 1994 and debuted as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in the league's inaugural season in 1996.
The Bulls were named after the Chicago Union Stockyards, which were historically a prominent enterprise in the city. Fred Hoiberg is the current head coach. Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles from 1984 to 1993 and again from 1995 to 1998. The last time anyone won more than one championship was when Larry Bird did so with Boston in the 1980s.
During MJ's first season with the Bulls, they played in Madison Square Garden, where they lost to the New York Knicks, 102-88. Since then, they have always played their home games at the United Center, which is located near the South Side of Chicago. The arena was built in 1989 by an entrepreneur named Jerry Buss, who wanted to create a state-of-the-art venue that would attract major sports teams. In 1992, the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers moved into the arena, which has since become known as "The House That MJ Built".
In 1999, following Jordan's retirement, Thomas Bertrani created a new logo for the team. The Bull was chosen as the main symbol of the franchise because it is commonly used by other professional sports teams in the country. Today, the Bulls are regarded as one of the most successful franchises in NBA history, having won over 500 games over eight seasons.
In 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, giving Chicago its second world title in three years.
The Chicago Bulls are a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays its home games at the United Center in downtown Chicago.
Before the NBA, Chicago had two other major professional sports teams: the NFL's Chicago Bears and the MLB's Chicago White Sox. The Bulls joined the NBA as an expansion team in 1970 and have been playing at the United Center ever since. The team has never missed the playoffs and is one of only eight teams to win the NBA championship consecutively. The Bulls have also won six division titles and three Central Division championships.
Chicago has a long history of producing great basketball players, including Bill Russell, who played for the Boston Celtics; Oscar Robertson, who starred for the Cincinnati Royals; and Walter "Red" Auerbach, who managed the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1950s and '60s. Currently, there are several notable players on the Bulls roster including Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, and Bobby Portis.
In addition to having more NBA teams than any other league, Chicago is also home to two minor league baseball teams: the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox.
The Red Bulls are a part of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference (MLS). The team was founded in October 1994 and debuted as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in the league's inaugural season in 1996. The team is based in Harrison, New Jersey, but plays its home games at Red Bull Arena in nearby East Rutherford.
Red Bull Arena is the first fully integrated sports and entertainment venue built in the United States. It is owned by the same company that owns the Red Bull energy drink brand. The $150 million facility has a capacity of 21,000 people and hosts various music festivals and other events. The MetroStars played their first game on April 13, 1996, losing 1-0 to D.C. United in front of a crowd of 19,857 at Giants Stadium. The club's first win came two weeks later, when they defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 at Hofstra University. The team's first home match was also its last undefeated match until this year's MLS Cup final. The Red Bulls have won one MLS Cup (2000) and have made the playoffs every year since their inception with only one absence due to labor issues (1998).
Red Bull Arena is the perfect place to see a soccer game because of its atmosphere.