The Madhouse on Madison is home to two of Chicago’s acclaimed teams, the Bulls and the Blackhawks. But it's the fans that give the indoor stadium its nickname. Since it opened in 1994, over 20 million fans have made a cacophony of noise, the same victorious roar that echoed throughout the Chicago Stadium in hallowed seasons past. “The Roar” has been especially loud lately with the Blackhawks taking the Stanley Cup in 2011 and 2013. The warriors donned in red, black and white fought to exhaustion to hold the gleaming trophy of silver and nickel up to their gracious city! United Center seating includes over 23,000 spaces for the blistering Bulls, 22,000 for the ballistic Blackhawks and 23,500 for other events, with dimensions of 960,000 square feet! Though the parking lot surrounding the storied stadium is pretty big, it often fills faster than a fish tank at the Shedd Aquarium. This happens often, especially when the UFC has a fight or the Barnum & Bailey Circus happens to come to town. When the Bulls rally, the howls from the United Center make it sound like Sue the T-Rex has come back to life. Luckily for the busy sports fan, ParkWhiz can take care of United Center parking for you!
Chicago’s sports teams are known all around the world, but the Bulls and the Blackhawks are renowned for their skill, spit and polish. Both claim the United Center as their home, and both fight hard against visiting teams to defend it! Many other events take place at the United Center, including UFC fights, WWE wrestling, innumerable concerts and the Barnum & Bailey Circus when it comes to town. For the 2009-’10 season, the United Center underwent renovations, including four new bars, new food and concession stands on level 300, almost 150 new flat-screen televisions on the concourse, two new merchandise areas as well as several new menu items. No discussion of the United Center would be complete without the powerful image of former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan, captured as a statue named “The Spirit,” which shows him launching over another player with his hand just milliseconds away from a powerful dunk. When fans meet at the statue, parking isn’t always on their minds, but when the games near or a concert is about to start, having no place to park could definitely make any Bulls’ fan see red. You can breathe easy if you let ParkWhiz handle Chicago Blackhawks parking for you. While all the other fans have to scramble, you can rest easy and enjoy the game.
Using ParkWhiz is simple - find your event, print your ticket and park close enough to the stadium that the roar of the Madhouse is almost overwhelming! With ParkWhiz, let the magic of the Internet work for you, even if it isn’t a series of tubes.