COVID-19 Updates

STATEMENT ON COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF EFFORTS

As Illinois goes through this together, the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, is proud to be playing a critical role with our city, state and federal response to the pandemic. As announced on March 25, our arena and outside campus will be transformed into a logistics hub where we will be assisting with food storage for hunger relief, first responder staging and the collection of critically needed medical supplies.

Moving forward, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, will be utilizing the United Center as a satellite storage facility in response to the increased need for food. By alleviating space in the food bank’s warehouse, the Food Depository can bring additional volunteers into their facility to build more family food boxes in an environment that adheres to social distancing protocols. These boxes will continue to be distributed to those in need by the Food Depository’s partner network throughout Chicago and Cook County.

Additionally, on Sunday, March 29, Project C.U.R.E. hosted a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drive in Lot F at the United Center. As medical professionals respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis, PPE supplies are in critical shortage and are essential in protecting healthcare providers as they care for patients in need. Project C.U.R.E. will now distribute all donations collected at the United Center on Sunday to local healthcare providers across the state of Illinois. For more information on this initiative, please see the announcement here.

On behalf of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, our athletes, our front offices and our dedicated United Center personnel, our thoughts and support are with the people of this great city and state. Together, we will get through this.

 

 

UNITED CENTER UPDATES

Roger Waters Postponement: AEG Presents/Concerts West regret to announce the postponement of the Roger Waters upcoming tour of North America due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Waters had this to say, “The bad news is: I’ve had to postpone my tour until next year. Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it. The good news is a federal Judge in Washington DC ruled on March 25, 2020 that Trump’s Dakota. Access Pipeline Executive order was ILLEGAL and demands an E.I.S (Environmental Impact Statement). This is a huge victory for the STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBES. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!! Love R.”

AEG Presents/Concerts West advise ticketholders to hold onto their original tickets and await further information. For more information, please visit UnitedCenter.com/RogerWaters.

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias Beyond The Fluffy Rescheduled: The “Beyond The Fluffy” World Tour “Go Big or Go Home” date previously scheduled here on Mar. 14, 2020 has been rescheduled to Oct. 18, 2020. Tickets will be valid for the new date and will not need to be exchanged. For more details, please visit UnitedCenter.com/GabrielIglesias.

Box Office Hours: Beginning March 21, the United Center Box Office will be closed to the public until further notice. If interested in purchasing tickets for an event, please visit Ticketmaster.com.

Madhouse Team Store Update: Due to current health precautions, the Madhouse Team Store will remain closed beginning Monday, March 16. We will review the situation daily and expect to re-open when the United Center and Atrium resume regular operating hours. 

Sturgill Simpson A Good Look'n Tour Postponement: Due to heightened concerns surrounding COVID-19, Sturgill Simpson’s A Good Look’n Tour with very special guest Tyler Childers on April 3 at United Center has been cancelled. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding the cancellation in the next few days. We hope everyone is taking the necessary precautions to stay safe.

Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Postponement: Due to restrictions put in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we regret that the North American leg of the Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour is postponed, including the stop in Chicago on April 4. Ticketholders, please standby for information on a new routing for later this year. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Rage Against the Machine Postponement: Due to the current outbreak and ban on public gatherings we are postponing the first part of our tour, including our shows in Chicago on May 19 and 20. The safety and health of those who come to our shows is of utmost importance to us. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for newly rescheduled shows. We will be in touch soon about rescheduled dates.

Billie Eilish Where Do We Go? Tour Postponement: It is with great sadness to announce the following Billie Eilish ‘WHERE DO WE GO’ North American tour dates have been postponed until further notice, including the stop in Chicago on March 24. Details on postponed dates will be announced soon. All tickets will be honored for the new dates.

"i’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. we’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. please keep yourselves healthy. i love you.” - Billie Eilish
 

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias Beyond The Fluffy Postponement: In consideration of recommended coronavirus safety precautions, the Gabriel Iglesias show in Chicago on March 14, 2020 is postponed. A rescheduled date is TBD and previously purchased tickets will be honored. When finalized, the new date will be updated at UnitedCenter.com/GabrielIglesias.

Dan + Shay (ARENA) Tour Postponement: Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, the spring leg of Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour has been postponed. The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new rescheduled date, August 15, 2020. 

Statement Regarding COVID-19 and Upcoming Events

Due to escalating concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 and at the recommendation of the Mayor of Chicago and Governor of Illinois, the United Center will be abiding by the government mandate. As a result, all events through May 1 will be postponed, cancelled or otherwise impacted.

Guests who purchased tickets to an event occurring at the United Center during the impacted timeline will be notified through Ticketmaster, point of purchase or team directly on specific updates and ticket details.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation closely and we thank our fans and partners for their patience during this unprecedented time. Please note, we will provide updates on United Center events as information becomes available here.

Scheduled events through May 1 at United Center include:

  • March 13 – Blackhawks vs. Senators
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 14 – Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
    RESCHEDULED – New Date October 18, 2020
  • March 15 – Bulls vs. Celtics
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 18 – Bulls vs. Heat
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 19 – Blackhawks vs. Wild
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 20 – Nick Cannon Wild ‘N Out
    POSTPONED - New Date TBD
  • March 21 – Illinois State High School Hockey Championships
    CANCELED
  • March 22 – Blackhawks vs. Predators
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 23 – Bulls vs. Nuggets
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 24 – Billie Eilish
    POSTPONED - New Date TBD
  • March 25 – Blackhawks vs. Penguins
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 26 – Bulls vs. 76ers
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 27 – Blackhawks vs. Stars
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 28 – Bulls vs. Knicks
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 29 – Blackhawks vs. Kings
    Suspended until further notice
  • March 31 – Blackhawks vs. Canadiens
    Suspended until further notice
  • April 3 – Sturgill Simpson
    CANCELED
  • April 4 – Thom Yorke
    POSTPONED - New Date TBD
  • April 11 – Bulls vs. Nets
    Suspended until further notice
  • April 13 – Bulls vs. Magic
    Suspended until further notice
  • April 17 – Dan + Shay
    RESCHEDULED – New Date August 15, 2020

NHL UPDATE

(As of March 12, 2020)

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the 2019-20 NHL season:

"In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronoavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight's games.

"The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local authorities, while preparing for any possible developments without taking premautre or unnecessary measures. However, following last night's news than an NBA player has tested positive for coronavirus - and given that our leagues share so many facilities and locker rooms and it now seems likely that some member of the NHL community would test positive at some point - it is no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.

"We will continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice, and we will encourage our players and other members of the NHL community to take all reasonable precautions - including self quarantine, where appropriate. Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup. Until then, we thank NHL fans for your patience and hope you stay healthy."

Please visit NHL.com for more information.

NBA UPDATE

(As of March 11, 2020)

The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.  The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of Wednesday's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.  At that time, Wednesday's game was canceled.  The affected player was not in the arena.
 
The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of Wednesday's schedule of games until further notice.  The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. 
 

Please visit NBA.com for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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