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United Center Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • Club Level - For one of the best experiences at the United Center, consider tickets in the club level for all events.  What is Club Level at United Center?&nb...
  • Courtside Seats - Courtside seating is available on all four sides of the United Center and most sections are designated by direction (e.g.: Courtside West).  ...
  • Harris Club - The Harris Club offers a suite style atmosphere without the having to purchase your own private suite. Fans will enjoy the premium amenities which inc...

Best Seats For a Concert at United Center

The most common seating layout at United Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 115, Section 116 and Section 117. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

view from United Center Floor seats
Floor seats - like those in Floor 5 - are among the most sought-after tickets

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 112, Section 113 and Section 121. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

head-on concert view at United Center
Section 105 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 105, Section 106, Section 107 and Section 208 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance.

Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Section 115, Section 116, Section 117 and Section 118. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 102 and 110 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like 319 and 333.

100 Level Seating

section 120, row 19 seat view  for basketball - united center
  • 100 Level Seating - The United Center 100 Level is made up of sections 101-122. Tickets in these sections are usually the most expensive in the building and your experien...

300 Level Seating

view of united center 300 level
  • 300 Level Seating - The 300 Level at the United Center already has a ton of history. From the Bulls' second three-peat to the Blackhawks' recent dynasty, die-hard fans ha...

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - The floor of the United Center is generally divided into 6 different sections for a traditional end stage performance. Floor sections 1-3 are located...

Bulls Bench & Visitor Bench

Bulls Home Bench
The Chicago Bulls home bench is located in front of section 102. This section is the perfect spot to watch Bulls players as they come on and off the court.
United Center Visitors Bench
The visiting sideline is located in front of section 121. Fans of the opposing team will find comfort in sitting close to their team in this section.
united center visitor bench
The visitor bench at United Center is located in front of Section 121.
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Looking towards the Bulls bench in front of sections 101 and 102.
visitor bench united center
Looking towards the visitor bench for Bulls games at United Center. The players and coaches sit in front of sections 121 and 122.

Bulls Bench - The Bulls players sit in front of Section 101 and Section 102

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 121 and Section 122

Blackhawks Bench & Visitor Bench

Blackhawks Bench - The Blackhawks players sit in front of Section 101

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 122

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Blackhawks shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections 113 and 114. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Blackhawks as they attack in the first and third periods.

Standing Room Only

  • Standing Room Only - The standing room areas at the United Center run throughout the upper seating tier of the stadium, just above the 300 level sections. Areas are design...

United Center Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Basketball: Sections 201, 217, 218 and 234

  • Who doesn't love a center court view?!
  • Wait staff + fewer rows = minimal time away from the action
  • Ticket prices in the middle tier

For Blackhawks Games: Sections 201, 217, 218 and 234

  • Great views from center ice on the second level
  • Club seats feature in seat wait service
  • Fewer rows per section makes for quick and easy trips to the restroom

For Hockey: Rows 9-14 in Sections 101, 102, 110 and 111

  • Excellent sight lines and proximity to the ice
  • Great seating elevation for clear views
  • Close to the entry tunnels for quick and easy access

For Concert: Rows 1-10 in Sections Floor 1, Floor 2 and Floor 3

  • Best seats in the house!
  • Closest proximity to the stage

For Concert: Sections 113 and 121

  • Great side view of the stage
  • Close proximity to stage without the Floor price tag
  • Tiered seating so no taller fans getting in your way

For Concert: Section 209

  • Club level with a center stage view
  • Elevated seating means no obstructions
  • Access to Club Level concourse and amenities

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Stage.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

For Basketball: Sections 101 and 122

  • Amazing center court views
  • Close proximity to both team benches
  • Ticket prices in the upper tier

For Blackhawks Games: Section 119

  • Sit in the same section as Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz
  • Close the ice
  • Near the net where the Hawks shoot twice

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Basketball: Section 116

  • Close to the court, Benny the Bull, all all the fun entertainment
  • At Your Fingertips: Fan Shop, Restrooms, First-Aid, Guest Services, Championship Trophies
  • Furthest section from any of the UC bars

For Hockey: Section 117

  • Exciting lower level views
  • Right by the Zamboni tunnel
  • Some of the best views of the net where the Hawks shoot twice

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Kids and Family.

Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

Each corner of the 300 level has a standing room section connected to a bar. This area is ideal for fans who are looking to socialize while also taking in the atmosphere of the game.
There are four full service bars located in each corner of the 300 level. With TV's and some open space, fans will mingle here during intermissions.

For Basketball: Section 102

  • Lower level excitement close to the Bulls bench
  • Short walk to the UC's Bar One (located near Section 103)

For Basketball: Sections 306, 312, 323 and 329

  • Open air bars for socializing with good people and good beverage
  • Saving on ticket price leaves more opportunity to enjoy food, drink, and post game activities
  • Sacrifice view and proximity in favor of price

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Partying and Socializing.

Seating Tips & Advice

  • "Row 1 In the 300 Level is Like Being in the 200 Level" - There is a distinct difference between row 1 and double-digit rows in the 300 level. Row 1 in the Upper Level is just above Row 8 in the 200 Level and offers a pretty solid view for the highest level of seating.
  • "The acoustics for a concert are not the best." - I prefer Allstate, Ravinia or Rosemont for live music in Chicago.
  • "Lots of Fold-up Seating in Sections 104-108" - A lot of the seats in Sections 104-108 are temporary seats that they bring in for hockey and concerts. Seats are cheaper and not as comfortable as permanent seating, but the legroom seems slightly better. Rows 12 and below (including lettered rows) are temporary.
  • "Glass Gets in Way of Row 1 in 200 Level Corners" - If you're sitting in 203-205 or 213-215, skip the first row. The glass partition gets in the way more for these seats than in many others. Save a couple bucks by going up a couple rows and not having to try and look over or through the glass barrier.

United Center Seating Reviews

  • "Solid View from Beneath the Press Box" - - My girlfriend and I were given these seats as birthday presents and they were a great gift indeed. ...
    Section 320, Row 8, Seat 5 / Hockey Review
  • "Great view and amenities, safety glass somewhat distracting" - - Its hard to not be excited about front row seats, especially on the club level, and these seats defi...
    Section 213, Row 1, Seat 6 / Hockey Review
  • "Some of the Best Seats For Visiting Fans" - - The experience you have in these seats is going to be wholly dependent on who the visiting team is. ...
    Section 121, Row A, Seat 3 / Basketball Review
  • "Ten times better for hockey than basketball" - - These are bargain seats for hockey or basketball, but they are much better for hockey than for baske...
    Section 323, Row 12, Seats 7-8 / Hockey Review
  • "Strong value on the upper level" - - From just inside the blue line, we had very good views of the near net where the Hawks attack during...
    Section 333, Row 12, Seat 2 / Hockey Review
  • "Pretty Good For Corner Seats" - - This review is for the 2013 McDonald's All American Game at the United Center. These particular s...
    Section 230, Row 1, Seats 7-8 / Basketball Review
  • "Worth Every Penny" - - I am a season ticket holder in the 300 level, so this review is relative to experiences in that sect...
    Section 111, Row 4, Seat 11 / Basketball Review
  • "WILD EXPERIENCE" - - Let me start off with saying this, avoid these seats if: 1) you don't like getting pushed around and...
    GA Floor, Row NA, Seat NA / Concert Review
  • "Great energy, rough view" - - Tickets for the Big Ten Tournament Championship game between Michigan and Michigan State were on the...
    Section 312, Row 7, Seat 13 / Basketball Review
  • "Perhaps the Most Comfortable Seats in the 300 Level" - - If being close to the stage is most important to you, you'll want to spend more money to be in a low...
    Section 310, Row 6, Seat 1 / Concert Review
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    Other Photos From United Center

    Video Board at the United Center
    The new video board at the United Center is one of the largest in all of sports and is made up of multiple monitors and gives fans all over the stadium great views of replays.
    benny the bull balloon
    During intermissions, a Benny the Bull inflatable balloon will fly around the United Center and drop prizes for fans.
    Chicago Bulls banners
    Chicago Bulls Championship banners hang in the rafters
    Levels at United Center
    A look at the three tiers of seating at the United Center.

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