Chicago has 77 neighborhoods and only one of those, the Near West Side, is home to the United Center where the NBA’s Chicago Bulls play home games.
The Bulls are part of the NBA’s Eastern Conference and are one of five teams in the Central Division. The Bulls have made the playoffs 36 times and have never lost when making it to the finals. The teams’ six finals wins all came during an impressive run in the 1990s under the coaching of Phil Jackson. Starters on the championship teams included Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, and Dennis Rodman. The Bulls’ biggest rivals are the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and Central Division foes the Detroit Pistons.
Seating 21,000 spectators, the United Center is the largest venue in the NBA, and the space is also home to the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. In 1994, with a price tag of $175 million, the center replaced Chicago Stadium. An atrium inside the stadium houses the iconic statue of Michael Jordan, which has been joined by statues of Blackhawk legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita. The venue houses three levels of seating plus courtside seats. Fans who want seats to a 2023 – 2024 game have options ranging from discount tickets, including student passes, to premium seating in clubs and suites.
Single Game Tickets
Bulls fans can easily get single-game tickets online via a second party site like StubHub. First, search for Chicago Bulls and find the correct game date and opponent. Searching for the Chicago Bulls on StubHub brings results from home and away games, so make sure to choose the correct location.
Selecting a specific event will require the input of number of tickets needed and will bring up an arena map with highlighted sections showing where seats are available. The most affordable seats appear at the top of the column on the lefthand side of the website. A slider on the right side of the page adjusts the price range. When an available ticket is touched with a cursor the seat location is highlighted on the map. Conversely, by clicking on a section on the stadium map the left column displays only seats available in the selected section sorted from cheapest to most expensive. The right column on the StubHub site allows fans to refine the seat search based on number of seats available, price, and features like wheelchair access, parking passes, and aisle seats. Tickets found on StubHub can either be resale tickets from previous purchasers or standard tickets from the sports team.
How much are Bulls tickets? The short answer is usually more than other NBA teams, but cost depends on how you want to view the game and the opponent. Single seats are often a few dollars more than those purchased in pairs or more. The cheap tickets at the Amway Center are in the 300 level and can be found for around $40 to $55 each, but cost increases due to popularity of the opposing matchup. The most expensive tickets are floor seats, especially those located behind the team benches. StubHub recommends downloading the mobile app to use digital tickets. Downloading is quick and easy. Once logged in, select My Tickets and any purchased tickets will appear along with an order history and order number. From here users can view tickets for admission into the venue. A mobile ticket notice is also sent to the account email. StubHub suggests always double-checking tickets after purchase. Purchaser name does not need to be on tickets and face value of ticket may differ from price paid.
Group and Specialty Tickets
A next level of entertainment can be found for four to eight Bulls fans in luxury theater boxes of the Budweiser Champions Club. The lounge atmosphere of the BMO Club is a at the most affordable specialty seating option at the United Center. Larger suites can accommodate groups of 20 or up to 80 fans. For standards seats, groups can contact the organization for discount rates and even enjoy fan experiences like Bulls Kid Nation and scoreboard messages. College students receive special ticket offers for home games courtesy of Student Pass by BMO.
Where to Park
There are 10 organization-run parking lots close to the center with free electric vehicle charging stations in lots H and K. Lots open 2.5 hours before gametime and parking prices begin at $24 per vehicle. Alternate parking can be found through Spothero for as low as $4, but many of these privately run spaces are more than .5 miles from the center.