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. There are plenty of opportunities for free and discounted parking around the ‘Madhouse on Madison’.

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 – Street Parking

If you’re looking to score free United Center parking, you can try getting free parking on the streets surrounding the arena. Just be aware that street parking will be hard to find during concerts and games, especially due to new parking restrictions that went into effect in early 2017.


During events, free United Center street parking is now restricted to residents 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) United Center Parking Reservations

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 discount 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.


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Below are four top locations to find discounted United Center parking:



Lot/Garage Address Rates Starting At Reserve Online Distance to Stadium Walking Time
1640 W Jackson Blvd – Garage $9 Book Now! 0.5 mi 10 mins
1301 W Madison St – Garage $10 Book Now! 0.5 mi 10 mins
124 N Damen Ave – Lot $20 Book Now! 0.3 mi 5 mins
1709 W Madison St – Lot $22 Book Now! 0.2 mi 5 mins



You can also search for United Center parking by choosing an event below.


3) Official United Center Parking

United Center has a few official parking lots with rates between $22-40. Some important rules to know for parking in the official United Center parking lots include:

  • No in/out or re-entry privileges allowed
  • No overnight parking allowed unless pre-approved
  • No solicitation

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


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