United Center Parking Guide

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, is located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. There are 6,000 parking spaces in the official lots surrounding the arena, but they can be expensive and are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Alternatively, there are cheaper parking facilities within a quick walk of the United Center. This guide to United Center parking will help you choose which option is best for you!

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Best Public Parking Lots & Garages Near United Center

Looking for cheap parking prices and an easy exit after the event at the United Center? Check out these parking facilities within walking distance of the United Center:

Lot/Garage Name Price Range Online Reservations?  Distance Walking Time
1640 W Jackson Blvd $9 Book Now! 0.4 mi  8 mins
1709 W Madison St $22 Book Now! 0.2 mi  5 mins
1724 W Washington Blvd $15 Book Now! 0.3 mi  7 mins
2033 W Madison St $10 Book Now! 0.2 mi  5 mins

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United Center Online Parking Reservations

Explore parking options near the United Center and use SpotHero to book spaces ahead of time!

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Official United Center Parking Options

The parking lots at the United Center are open to the public, though they’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans and visitors to the arena can pay to reserve a parking space in one of the lots ahead of time through the official United Center website. Cash payments are also accepted upon arrival, but space availability is not guaranteed. Prices at the lots range from $22 for general parking to $29 for premium parking spots. View rates and a map of each lot below!

Name Lot Numbers Ticketmaster Price Cash Price
United Center Premium Parking – Suites & VIP C & K $27 $29
United Center General Parking A, E, H, J, D, L, F  $22 $24
United Center Bus Parking B N/A  $40
United Center ADA Parking G $22 $24

Official United Center Parking Map


Free Parking: Due to new parking restrictions, free street parking is pretty hard to find during concerts and games. These restrictions went into effect in early 2017.

United Center 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.


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.