United Center Parking

Photo via Flickr user Eric Kilby

Photo via Flickr user Eric Kilby

The United Center is the largest arena in the country and hosts more than 200 events every year. The arena, home to the Bulls and Blackhawks, provides just over 6,000 parking spaces for a venue that holds more than 20,000. Obviously, parking can be an issue. Read on to learn the best options for parking at the United Center.

 

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United Center Parking

Location: 1901 W. Madison St.

On-Site Parking: Public Lots A, D, E, F, and L surrounding the arena for $22-$24, and Club & Suites Lots C and K near arena entrances for $27-$29.

Best Nearby Parking: The official lots are a great location, and by far the closest, but there may not be enough space to find a spot. The best paid parking is a nearby lot: 1709 W. Madison Street, where you can book online and easily park in a reserved spot.

Free Parking: There’s plenty of free street parking, but you have to be cautious of various restrictions. Some streets have none, while others are for rush hour, from 4-6pm and 7-9am, or school restrictions from 8am-4:30pm. Make sure you read all signs before parking in any of the nearby neighborhoods. Check this map to see where you’ll find free street parking.

 

Tips

  • There is a Divvy Bike Station right next to the arena. There are about 10 Divvy Stations within a mile, so you can park near one of those and bike to the United Center.
  • If you park at a metered spot, download the ParkChicago app to replenish your meter from the arena.
  • The problem with parking in the United Center lots is having to wait an hour or more just to leave after the game. Instead, you can park elsewhere and simply walk a few more steps to the game, saving yourself that hour and even some cash, thanks to discounted parking rates.

 

Parking Options

Name Type Distance Book Online StreetView
United Center Public Parking Lot A Lot .2 Miles N/A
United Center Public Parking Lot E Lot .3 Miles N/A
United Center Public Parking Lot D Lot .2 Miles N/A
United Center Public Parking Lot L Lot .3 Miles N/A
United Center Public Parking Lot F Lot .2 Miles N/A
 1301 W. Madison St. Lot .6 Miles Book Now
 1355 W. Fulton St. Lot .6 – .8 Miles Book Now

Learn more about the United Center from the official United Center website. The United Center is located just west of the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, learn more about parking in the West Loop.

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