2017 NHL Draft

June 23, 2017

To June 24, 2017

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the 2017 NHL Draft™ at the United Center, marking the first time the organization and the city of Chicago host the event.

The Draft will be held over two days - Friday, June 23 (6:00 PM), and Saturday, June 24, 2017 (9:00 AM). NHL club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft™ floor while more than 15,000 fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend.


When is the Draft?
Round 1: Friday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

When is Fan Fest?
Friday, June 23 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How many draft picks do the Chicago Blackhawks have?
The Blackhawks are currently scheduled to pick in Round 1 on Friday and have nine picks on Saturday.

When do the doors to the United Center open?
Friday, June 23 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 24 at 7 a.m.

Do I need a ticket for the Draft?
You will need a ticket to enter the United Center for the Draft. $10 Draft tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

Do I need a separate ticket for Fan Fest?
Yes, every fan will need a Fan Pass to enter Draft Fan Fest. If you purchased a ticket to the NHL Draft that will take place inside the United Center, you will receive your Fan Passes in the mail in June (prior to the event). If you do not have tickets to the Draft but would like to attend Fan Fest, a select number of FREE Fan Fest passes will be available for pick up at the below locations starting June 9 through June 22. (Fan Passes will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Limit (4) per person.)

Pick up locations:
United Center Box Office (1901 W. Madison St.)
Blackhawks Michigan Avenue Flagship Store (333 N. Michigan Ave.)
Blackhawks Aurora Outlet Store (1650 Premium Outlets Blvd., Aurora)
Select MB Financial Bank Locations (Exact locations will be listed prior to June 9.)
Select Gerber Collision & Glass Locations (Exact locations will be listed prior to June 9.)

How do I get a ticket to come into the United Center and how much do they cost?
Tickets are available at the United Center Box Office or Ticketmaster. Tickets are $10 for each day.
Fan Fest passes are free, but there is a limited number available, so if you did not purchase a Draft ticket, but want to attend Fan Fest, you are encouraged to pick one up at one of the participating locations while supplies last.

If I purchased a ticket, how and when will my ticket be delivered? Will I get a Fan Fest Pass with my ticket purchase?
Your Draft ticket(s) will be delivered electronically to the email address you provided during the purchase process. Fan Fest Passes will be delivered via the US Postal Service to the address you provided during the ticket purchase process.

Is my ticket valid for both days?
For the Draft that will take place inside the United Center, you will need a separate ticket for each day. Fan Fest Passes are valid both days.

Is seating reserved in the United Center?
Lower level seating is currently available only to NHL Draft participants. A limited number of reserved seats may be available for purchase closer to the event. Limited reserved seating is available in the Lexus Club Level. The 300 Upper Level is general admission.

How much is parking?
Parking is $10 in the United Center lots.

Will the Stanley Cup be at the event?
Yes, the Stanley Cup will be at the Fan Fest in United Center Parking Lot C. (Friday: 3-8 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.). You must have a Fan Pass to enter Fan Fest and the Stanley Cup line.

What is the Fan Fest?
The Fan Fest will feature live entertainment, Blackhawks player and alumni appearances, Chicago's Plate/Chicago's Pour's food and beverage offerings, interactive games and attractions, inflatable hockey rink featuring various hockey clinics and the NHL Centennial Fan Arena.

What is the NHL Centennial Fan Arena?
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is a traveling exhibition featuring a 53-foot museum truck, pop-up ball hockey rink, Zamboni virtual reality driving experience, and Stanley Cup appearance.

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Directions & Parking

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1901 W. Madison Street


From the


Take I-90 East to the Madison Street exit and make a right onto Madison Street. The building will be on your left.


Take I-55 North to the Damen exit and make a left, going northbound for approximately 7 minutes. The building will be on your right.


Take Madison Street west from the Loop.


Take I-290 East to exit 28A (Damen Avenue). Take Damen Avenue north to Madison Street. Make a right onto Madison Street and the building will be on your right.


Public Transportation

Public Transportation


Take the Orange, Green, Purple, or Brown lines to Madison. Take #20 Madison buses west.

To the United Center: The #19 United Center Express Bus runs on game days. Service begins 90 minutes prior to game time, runs every 10 minutes until 30 minutes until start of game. Board at stops starting southbound on Michigan and Randolph. Connections are made with Metra trains at Millennium Station, Ogilvie Center and Union Station. The #20 Madison Bus travels west on Madison Street, starting downtown at Wabash Street and runs every few minutes, making all stops to the United Center.

From the United Center: The #19 United Center Express and the #20 Madison buses run every few minutes, departing from the eastbound side of Madison Street. Buses make all stops.

Visit the Chicago Transit Authority's website, transitchicago.com for more information.

General Parking

General Parking

All official United Center parking lots are conveniently located near the arena and can be accessed from Damen Ave., Madison St., Adams St., Warren Blvd., Wood St., Monroe St., and Washington St.

  Lots H Lots C & K Other Lots Bus
Ticketmaster N/A $27 $22 N/A
Cash $40 $29 $24 $40

All prices are subject to change without advance notice.

The United Center offers free parking for select family shows in all official United Center parking lots. All Parking Policies outlined below remain in effect.

For details on handicap parking, please see the United Center Accessibility Guide.

EV Charging Stations
EV Charging Stations are available in Lot H and Lot K. Charging is free. Please be courteous and maintain parking/charging for the posted time limits. Please be courteous for the next patron and neatly hang the charger cord on the provided hook and re-insert plug into socket.

Parking Policies
No in/out privileges.
No overnight parking unless related to event activites and approved in advance.
No solicitation allowed.
No consumption of alcoholic beverages on lot or in parked vehicles.
No tailgating or similar activities.

Suites Parking

Suites Parking

Two reserved parking passes will be valid in lots C and K. The other two reserved parking passes will be for parking in lots A, B, D, E or L. Holders of these passes will be directed to A, B, D, E or L lots by traffic police and parking attendants based on traffic conditions. Parking passes are good for one space each. Please attach parking pass to the rear view mirror of your car to allow traffic police and the parking attendant(s) to recognize you as an Executive Suite Holder.

For all special events, each Executive Suite Holder will receive two complimentary parking passes per event ordered. These two passes will be for reserved parking located in lots C and K. In addition, Executive Suite Holders will also receive the option to purchase four additional parking passes in lots C and K for special events.

Suite Holder parking passes are also valid for buses or limousines under specific guidelines.

Lexus Club Parking

Lexus Club Parking

Lexus Club Seat members have reserved parking in fenced, well-lit and clearly marked parking lots adjacent to the United Center for all Blackhawks or Bulls preseason, regular season and playoff games. All Lexus Club members who purchase tickets to other events may also purchase one preferred parking pass (in lot C or K) for such events. Details on how to obtain parking for other events are included with the fax transmission announcing each event.

Lexus Club Seat members with two to four tickets receive a complimentary, reserved parking space in a closed-in, paved lot for all Blackhawks or Bulls preseason, regular season and playoff games. Lexus Club Seat members with five seats or more will be provided with two parking passes.

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