MICHAEL JORDAN STATUE TO BE RELOCATED IN PREPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW OFFICE BUILDING
Statue will be temporarily moved to southeast corner of the United Center
In preparation for construction of the new office building for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, United Center and Levy Restaurants staff, the Bulls’ Michael Jordan statue will be temporarily relocated from the east side of the arena to the southeast corner near Gate 5 on Thursday, April 16.
The body of the statue will be the only portion that is moved. The pedestal base with Jordan’s accolades will be protected and remain in place throughout construction and the statue will be placed on a temporary base at the new location. McHugh Construction is coordinating the relocation of the statue. Terry Dowd, Inc., a local art handling company, will facilitate the removal and reinstallation of the statue via a small crane.
Once construction is completed, the current plan is to place the statue back in its original location in front of Gate 4.
The iconic Michael Jordan statue is a very popular attraction and people from around the world travel to the United Center just to see it. The team is committed to ensuring public access continues during construction and encourages fans to continue to visit the statue in its temporary outdoor location, which is approximately 150 feet to the south of its permanent location.