Parking United Center in Chicago

United Center Parking

This post is going to cover the BEST parking options for the United Center.  We also touch on transportation to and from the venue as well.


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You will learn about Official United Center Parking and Off-site parking for the United Center, including directions to, rates, transportation options, and some secret parking hacks.  


 Let’s get started.  

Directions: 

From the North: I-90 to exit Madison St and then turn right off the exit.  The venue will be located on the right.  


From the South: I-55 Northbound and take Damen exit.  When you come off the ramp go left and head north for about 7 miles.  United Center will be on the right.


From the East: Exit Madison Street west from the Loop


From the West: I-290 Eastbound.  Take exit 28A Damen Ave.  Head northbound and turn right onto Madison St and you’ll see United Center on the right.

Map of Parking at the United Center

Official Parking at the United Center

Lot C and Lot K are $27 while all other official parking lots are $22 if purchased through Ticketmaster.  Drive up cash rates are $29 and $24 respectively.  Suite ticket holders will gain access to Lots C and K (the closest parking lots to United Center).  Lots C and K are also where Lexus Club Seat members park.  Other reserved parking passes are designed to Lots A, B, D, E, and L.  

What events are hosted at the United Center in Chicago? 

The venue hosts an NHL team called the Chicago Blackhawks and NBA team called the Chicago Bulls and many concerts and other live events.  The stadium/arena has a 20,000 person capacity!  

Overnight parking is not allowed at any of the parking lots mentioned in this post and a few are closed on Sunday.

The venue hosts an NHL team called the Chicago Blackhawks and NBA team called the Chicago Bulls and many concerts and other live events.  The stadium has a 20,000 person capacity!

Nearby Parking Lots

There are several online parking aggregators that fans can reserve a parking space at these parking facilities, for as low as $9 per event.  We’ve researched each of these sites and list the best United Center parking rate from each site.  


Spothero.com from $6

Parkwhiz.com from $9

Stubhub.com from $25

Parkingpanda.com from $6

AddressEvent RateWalking distance to United Center
124 N Damen Ave$205 mins
1640 W Jackson Blvd Garage$910 mins
1724 W Washington Blvd$157 mins
1408 W Madison St$1513 mins
1301 W Madison St$1015 mins

Transportation options to United Center

If you or someone you know is flying into Chicago Ohare or Midway Airports to catch a show or game at the United Center and want an affordable means of transportation to the venue, we recommend booking a shared shuttle with Shuttlefare.com O’Hare or Shuttlefare.com Midway.  Simply click the aforementioned links and you’ll get an immediate price quote for 1 passenger or up to 55 passengers.  


Public TransportationFans can jump on the Orange, Green, Purple or Brown lines to the Madison stop or can take the #20 Madison bus Westbound.  

Upcoming Events: Click here to see if there are any Chicago Blackhawks or Bulls games.  If you’re looking for information about food at the United Center, check out this app.  

Parking Hack

parkingaccess.com has begun to compile a list of free parking lots within a few miles of the United Center.  What you can do to avoid parking congestion and expensive parking and long walks is leave your car at one of these lots (we make no guarantees on the safety of these lots and rely only on that they are public parking lots) and call an Uber or Lyft.  The round trip fares should be the same or less than most parking at the United Center.

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