Chicago Venue Guide: United Center Parking and Directions

Chicago Venue Guide: United Center Parking and Directions

Heading to a Blackhawks game, concert, or other event at the United Center? Here are some basic guidelines to use if you are planning to drive or take public transportation to the game. Also, be sure to check out my post about United Center seating which tells you just about everything you’d ever want to know about views and seating locations at the UC!

United Center Parking Lots

Parking at the United Center is a snap with ample lots around the arena. However, you can also take public transportation which is equally as accommodating.  Below is a map of the United Center lots, which generally range in price between $20-35. For huge events like playoffs, some of the lots will be pre-pay only. There are also plenty of privately owned parking lots nearby so parking is rarely a problem at the United Center.

Directions to the United Center

United Center street map

United Center road map

From the North: Take the Kennedy south (I-90/94 east toward Chicago) and exit at Madison. Take a right and go west about 10 blocks From the South: Take I-55 North and exit at Damen/Ashland and make a left. Go north for about 4 miles till you get to Madison. OR Take the Dan Ryan and exit at Madison. Turn left and go west for 10 blocks. From the West: Take the Ike (I-290) and exit at Damen. Go north for 4 blocks. From the East: Take Madison St. West from the Loop.

Public Transportation:

Take the Orange, Green, Purple or Brown lines to Madison. Take the 20 bus west (the 20 bus is the Madison St. bus). Bus 19 also runs to the UC for Bulls and Blackhawks games ONLY. Plan your trip on the CTA website.

Pre-Game Hangouts

And if you want to go out to eat beforehand, here’s a bunch of places to check out!  If you have any places I should be adding, let me know that too.

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