The "United Center", home of the "Chicago Bulls" & the "Chicago Blackhawks", is the largest arena in the United States. Construction began in April 1992, and the building officially opened its doors on Aug. 18, 1994.
Since its opening, the United Center has hosted over 200 events each year. Some of the events the United Center has been proud to host include: the 1996 Democratic National Convention, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circuses, Disney On Ice, the Big Ten Basketball Tournament, the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and the NBA Finals.
The United Center has hosted over thirty-million guests since it opened in 1994. Since 2005, in accordance with the Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, the United Center is a smoke-free facility.