United Center parking

Free United Center Parking: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks & Events

Parking at United Center for a game or concert doesn’t have to be hard. If you don’t want to chance not getting a free parking spot, you can easily reserve a spot in advance with SpotHero. SpotHero is a parking reservation app that lets you reserve spots in advance in lots and garages, which is often a discount price to the drive-up rate.

Below are three options for discounted and free parking at United Center.

1) Free United Center Parking

Ever since new street parking restrictions went into effect, free parking has become extremely difficult to come by. If you’re looking to score free parking at the United Center on game day, you can get free parking when you dine at Billy Goat Tavern, however, it is limited. The restaurant is a 9-minute walk to the arena. Additionally, free parking is offered for select family shows.

During events, free United Center street parking is restricted to residents only in an expanded zone around the United Center. Street parking is prohibited on city streets in the area bound by Lake St. to the north, Ashland Ave. to the east, Jackson Blvd. to the south, and Western Ave. to the west. Violators will be ticketed. The map below shows the new restricted parking zone surrounding United Center.

United Center Street Parking Map – Restricted Zones

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Source: DNAinfo.com

2) Reserve Official United Center Parking

United Center has official parking lots listed on SpotHero with rates that start at $22. Purchasing an official lot parking spot guarantees you a spot in the following parking lots: Lot A, B, D, E, F, J, L, and the MXC garage.

2021-2022 United Center Parking Map

Some important things to know for parking in the official United Center parking lots include:

  • Show the attendant your parking pass upon arrival. The attendant will scan the QR code on your SpotHero parking pass for validation
  • If the United Center Official lot you arrive to is reported full, the attendant will direct you to the next closest official lot
  • The SpotHero Official United Center Lot reservation is NOT valid at the C, H or K lots
  • All Official Lots open 2 hours prior to game time
  • No in/out or re-entry privileges allowed
  • No overnight parking allowed unless pre-approved

Please note that you cannot reserve specific parking spots and that all prices are subject to change without advance notice.

3) Reserve Public Parking Near United Center

With free United Center parking being nearly impossible to find, you can reserve a spot ahead of time to avoid the stress of parking. When you reserve parking near United Center with SpotHero, you can compare different spots and rates. The best thing is you’ll know exactly where your spot is and what you’ll pay.

Below are six top locations to find parking around the United Center:

Parking FacilityEvent RateWalking DistanceReserve Online
2000 W Madison St. Lot$203 minsBook Now
Early Arrival Lot – 2033 W Madison St.$154 minsBook Now
26 N Damen Ave. Lot$204 minsBook Now
105 S Wood St. Lot$205 minsBook Now
100 S Damen Ave. Lot$205 minsBook Now
1722 W Warren Blvd. Lot$166 minsBook Now
*Rates start at the listed price and are subject to change based on demand, opponent, etc.

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