The Chicago Bulls relocated to the west side in the fall of 1967 after their initial season at International Amphitheatre in 1966–67. Between the two clubs, the stadium has hosted 10 Stanley Cup Finals and three NBA Finals. The stadium, located at 1800 West Madison Street, was destroyed in February 1995. The franchise moved back into its original home, the United Center, on December 15, 1996.
Before the Bulls came to town, the old Chicago Stadium was a football venue that opened in 1929. It was initially known as "Downtown Chicago Stadium" but was later renamed Bears Stadium before being converted into a baseball park in 1939. The ballpark was located near the present-day site of the Art Institute of Chicago and was surrounded by stores, restaurants, and theaters. NFL football returned to the stadium in 1946 but was not financially successful and was shut down in 1951 after the last game was played there against Philadelphia. The White Sox used the stadium until it was replaced by Comiskey Park in 1920 and the Cubs in 1959, so over time, it has been home to both white baseball teams and black basketball teams. In between, it has also been used for college football games, ice hockey games, and auto races.
After the destruction of Old Chicago Stadium, the Bulls played their home games at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion for one season while construction on their new arena got underway.
The United Center is the home of the Chicago Bulls. It is located at 220 West Madison Street in downtown Chicago.
The United Center was built as part of an expansion to the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1990. The team had been playing their home games at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion since they arrived in Chicago in 1970. Before that, they played in the old Chicago Stadium from 1966 to 1970. That stadium was sold after two years and demolished to make way for the Cubs' new ballpark, now known as Wrigley Field.
The United Center has a capacity of 19,200 people and is the largest indoor arena in Chicago. Its primary tenant is the Bulls, but it also hosts other events such as musical concerts, ice shows, and sporting events.
The United Center is owned by the Bulls Sports & Entertainment group which also owns the Bulls themselves. The group is led by Chairman William "Bill" Davidson who is also the team's CEO.
Davidson acquired the franchise in 2001 when he bought out former owner Jerry Reinsdorf's interest in the team. Prior to this, the Bulls had been owned by James Dolan for several decades.
Bulls/Arenas/Stadiums in Chicago: The United Center is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Chicago. It is the home of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the WNBA's Chicago Sky. The UCC has been the home court for both teams since 1996 and 1997, respectively.
The Bulls have won six championships so far, most recently in 2016. They are also one of only three teams to have their games broadcast on TV daily (the other two being the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers).
The United Center also hosts many major concerts and entertainment events each year. Some of the biggest names in music have played there including Prince, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Roger Waters from Pink Floyd.
Concert tickets for events at the UCC are expensive; you can expect to pay $100 or more for a floor seat during prime time games. General admission tickets cost around $60 in comparison. Out-of-town visitors may want to consider visiting another team game instead or calling ahead to see if any special deals are available before buying tickets online.