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October 28th, 2013, 11:35 AM #1
In Chicago Blackhawks Country 10/29/13
I just found out I will have the night off in Chicago on 10/29/13 (Hawks v Sens)
Wondering if any of you folk have been to the United Center for a game.
Are there deals on tickets outside ?
I've had some pretty good luck with tix outside at MSG and PHX .
But People in Chicago live and die by their teams and with the
Hawks being the defending Champs I'm sure it's a tough ticket.
Did a quick scan of stub hub and prices seem high for what you get.
Anyone here in Chicago ?
November 5th, 2013, 07:46 AM #2
If anyone is interested here are a few points about the United Center:
1. There doesn't seem to be a lot near the arena so if you go have a bite to eat before the game.
(better options in the city anyway)
2. I bought my ticket off Craigslist no problem $35 for an upper bowl seat (cheapest I found for that night)
3. There doesn't seem to be any ticket scalpers or even normal fans outside the arena selling tickets.
(at least the night I went)
4. Beer on the ground floor concourse is $8.75 for a Stella HOWEVER upstairs it's $9.75 ??? (weird ???)
5. Food options were good but no sushi or anything. (Sweet baby Rays BBQ downstairs and then the usual
Hot dogs , Sausages , burgers , Pizza , Nachos , Etc)
6. I had a seat in the last row and you could see the action on the ice fine , seemed closer than the same seat
at Staples . I guess less suites below you and the press box / TV /Radio suites were above me.
7. A fun experience for me as I will not be in town till mid December so it was nice to get an live NHL fix to hold me
over till then.
8. Good crowd , people that I was next to were very nice.
November 5th, 2013, 08:07 AM #3
Sorry didn't see this thread but yeah the area around United center was pretty sketchy at least as far back as 01. I don't think they've attempted to gentrify that area yet. Glad you had a good time. Seats there are definitely all pretty good views. Hope you enjoyed Chicago.
November 5th, 2013, 01:39 PM #4
I've been to the UC a few times, concur with the above comments. Seems like a gentrification project gone awry. I found it odd that there wasn't a bevy of taxi cabs waiting to whisk people away after the games. Aside from the national anthem (which was amazing), I felt like I was in a library most of the time. Chicago is a fanatic city though