On November 4, 1994, the Chicago Bulls hosted the Charlotte Hornets for the first game ever played at the United Center.
Although the star, Michael Jordan, was unable to play, there were still a number of talented individuals who helped bring the Bulls to victory. Scottie Pippen scored 22 points and Larry Krystkowiak scored 14. The final score was 89-83 in favor of the home team.
The Bulls have since called the Madhouse on Madison home ever since. There have been many outstanding moments including championships and Jordan’s return from retirement and his last shot. The statue greeting fans at the main entrance portrays Jordan in the move he is most well-known for, the dunk. The only difference between him and the statue is the absence of his tongue sticking out.
Now, the Madhouse is shared with the Blackhawks hockey team, but hockey was not played until January of 95. While the teams are not playing the United Center also plays host to the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus alongside a wide variety of concerts like the Rolling Stones. The 1996 Democratic Convention was even hosted at the U.C.
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