United Center

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United Center is an indoor arena on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.wikipedia
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Chicago Bulls

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It is home to the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines.
The Bulls play their home games at the United Center, an arena on Chicago's west side shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Chicago Blackhawks

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It is home to the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines.
Since, the club's home rink is the United Center, which they share with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.

Near West Side, Chicago

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United Center is an indoor arena on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The area is home to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago-Kent College of Law, Stuart School of Business, the United Center and the Illinois Medical District.

SummerSlam (1994)

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The first event at the United Center was the WWF SummerSlam.
SummerSlam (1994) was the seventh annual SummerSlam, a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on August 29, 1994, at the newly opened United Center in Chicago, Illinois, which had opened eleven days earlier.

Michael Jordan statue

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The east side of the arena features statues of Michael Jordan, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, while a statue of various Blackhawks sits to the north on Madison Street, where the Chicago Stadium was located.
The Michael Jordan statue, also known as The Spirit (and sometimes referred to as Michael Jordan's Spirit), is a bronze sculpture by Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany that has been located inside the United Center in the Near West Side community area of Chicago since March 1, 2017.

1996 Democratic National Convention

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United Center also hosted the 1996 Democratic National Convention, at which a new style of four-screen speech prompting system for speakers was pioneered in the United States, consisting of two glass teleprompters, accompanied by an inset lectern monitor, and for the first time, a large under-camera confidence monitor.
The 1996 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, from August 26 to August 29, 1996.

1994–95 NHL season

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Due to a lockout, the Blackhawks did not move in until the 1994-95 NHL season.
The Chicago Blackhawks moved to the United Center.

Chicago

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United Center is an indoor arena on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.
A number of statues also honor recent local heroes such as Michael Jordan (by Amrany and Rotblatt-Amrany), Stan Mikita, and Bobby Hull outside of the United Center; Harry Caray (by Amrany and Cella) outside Wrigley field, Jack Brickhouse (by McKenna) next to the WGN studios, and Irv Kupcinet at the Wabash Avenue Bridge.

Chicago Stadium

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The United Center's predecessor, the Chicago Stadium, was demolished after the new arena opened in 1994.
This tradition has continued at the United Center.

Roundball Classic

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In addition to 82 Bulls and Blackhawks games each year, the United Center has hosted other sporting events such as University of Illinois basketball, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament (from the first tournament in 1998 to 2001, then in odd-numbered years from 2003 to 2007 and again in 2013 and 2015), the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament (hosted four times, including 2011), the Roundball Classic, and the Great Eight Classic.
Most notably, it sold out the United Center in Chicago in 2003 when the game featured LeBron James, gathering an attendance of 19,678, the highest in Roundball Classic history, beating the previous record of 16,649 established in 1977.

Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball

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In addition to 82 Bulls and Blackhawks games each year, the United Center has hosted other sporting events such as University of Illinois basketball, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament (from the first tournament in 1998 to 2001, then in odd-numbered years from 2003 to 2007 and again in 2013 and 2015), the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament (hosted four times, including 2011), the Roundball Classic, and the Great Eight Classic.
He posted records of 28–8 and 24–7 in his last two seasons, leading the Salukis to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2002 with wins over Texas Tech and Georgia at the United Center in Chicago.

Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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In addition to 82 Bulls and Blackhawks games each year, the United Center has hosted other sporting events such as University of Illinois basketball, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament (from the first tournament in 1998 to 2001, then in odd-numbered years from 2003 to 2007 and again in 2013 and 2015), the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament (hosted four times, including 2011), the Roundball Classic, and the Great Eight Classic.
The first four tournaments were held at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Spring Stampede (2000)

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It also hosted the last of World Championship Wrestling's annual Spring Stampede pay-per-view in 2000.
The event took place on April 16, 2000 from the United Center in Chicago.

Stan Mikita

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The east side of the arena features statues of Michael Jordan, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, while a statue of various Blackhawks sits to the north on Madison Street, where the Chicago Stadium was located. Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita received bronze statues in their honor outside of the United Center during the 2011–12 NHL season.
He became a goodwill ambassador for the Blackhawks' organization, and in fall of 2011, the Blackhawks raised a statue honouring Mikita at Gate 3½ at Chicago's United Center.

UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2

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The UFC announced in mid-January 2015 that the United Center would be host of UFC on Fox 16.
UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 16) was a mixed martial arts event held on July 25, 2015, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

National Hockey League

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It is home to the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines.

National Basketball Association

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It is home to the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines.

UFC 225

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On June 9, 2018, United Center hosted UFC 225 which was its first PPV event.
UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson

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The United Center also hosted UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson in 2013 and UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson in 2014.
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson (also known as UFC on Fox 10) was a mixed martial arts event held on January 25, 2014, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

2020 NBA All-Star Game

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In 2020, it will host the NBA All-Star Game.
The game will be held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago Bulls.

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson

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The United Center also hosted UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson in 2013 and UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson in 2014.
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson (also known as UFC on Fox 6) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 26, 2013, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

TD Garden

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The Blackhawks won the first two Stanley Cups on the ice of their opponent in the sixth game of the series (Philadelphia's Wachovia Center in 2010 and Boston's TD Garden in 2013).
For basketball, video advertising panels (installed by the NCAA for the 2006 Women's Final Four) replaced the traditional scrolling panels, and added a see-through shot clock, joining the FedExForum, Wells Fargo Center, State Farm Arena, Talking Stick Resort Arena, United Center, Quicken Loans Arena, and the Spectrum (this was done before the NBA mandate was installed in 2011).

2011–12 NHL season

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Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita received bronze statues in their honor outside of the United Center during the 2011–12 NHL season.

2011–12 Chicago Bulls season

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Chicago started their playoff run on April 28, taking Game 1 of the first round against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center.

Teleprompter

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United Center also hosted the 1996 Democratic National Convention, at which a new style of four-screen speech prompting system for speakers was pioneered in the United States, consisting of two glass teleprompters, accompanied by an inset lectern monitor, and for the first time, a large under-camera confidence monitor.
In 1996, for the first time, speakers at the Democratic National Convention, held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, used a four-teleprompter system: as can be seen at another convention in image (A) on the right, the first three prompters are placed to the left, right and in front of the speaker, the latter embedded within the speaker's lectern, enabling the speaker to look down at the lectern without losing his/her place in the text of the speech; while in image (B) below it, the fourth prompter is a large confidence monitor located immediately below the lenses of the TV broadcast cameras, at a distance of several metres/yards from the speaker.