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Chicago Bulls

Chi-City's Finest: The Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls

Led by Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls of the 1980's and '90's put Chi-City basketball on the map

The Chicago Bulls put Chi-City basketball on the map in the 1980's and '90's, led by the (super) talents of the undisputed greatest basketball player to ever live - Michael Jordan - and his Hall of Fame sidekick, Scottie Pippen. The 6-time National Basketball Association Champions remain one of the most popular and successful franchises in the league today, and new Chicago superstars like Derrick Rose continue to propel this Chicago sports team into the NBA elite in the 21st century.

For information on how to score the best Chicago Bulls tickets, upcoming games on the Bulls schedule, and Chicago Bulls roster updates, scroll below!

The History of the NBA Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls were founded in 1966 - the third such attempt to produce a viable NBA franchise in Chicago. After a remarkably successful Inaugural campaign, the talented Chicago Bulls roster - and their win count - diminished rapidly. Before 1984, the NBA Chicago Bulls had won exactly one Midwestern Division Championship - they now play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the NBA - and their putrid '83 season gave them the 3rd pick in the '1984 NBA draft. After Portland took big-man Sam Bowie with the second pick in the draft, Chicago selected a junior from the University of North Carolina. His name was Michael Jordan.

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La Quinta Inn Downtown
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Holiday Inn Chicago
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"His Airness" - Jordan's Dynasty

The Greatest Basketball Player of all Time - Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's high-flying acrobatics, unparalleled competitive streak & clutch shooting made the Chicago Bulls a buzzworthy team in the 1980's

Michael Jordan's high-flying acrobatics, unparalleled competitive streak and clutch shooting made the NBA Chicago Bulls a buzzworthy team in the 1980's. However, by the 1990's, Jordan's postseason heroics and impressive supporting cast propelled the Chicago Bulls to rock star status. Every game on the Chicago Bulls schedule became a must-see Chicago attraction, and the otherwise quiet NBA arenas around the country could guarantee a sellout when "His Airness" came to town.

The Chicago Bulls of the 1990's are considered to be one of the most complete dynasties in professional sports, and fostered a passionate fan base in and around the Windy City. Jordan, Pippen and Coach Phil Jackson would go on to lead the Bulls to 6 NBA Championship Titles, all of which came in a more memorable fashion than the last.

Today, a bronze statue of Jordan soaring through the air stands outside of the United Center in Chicago - home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. This popular Chicago attraction serves as a reminder of how important Jordan was to Chicago sports culture, and is one of the most attractive photo opportunities for first-time visitors in Chicago.

Today's Chicago Bulls

Today, after years of cellar-dwelling in the post-Jordan era, Chicago Bulls basketball is on the rise once more in the Windy City. NBA Chicago Bulls basketball enjoyed a swift jolt from MVP point guard Derrick Rose, and their nucleus of young talent and gritty defense are sure to make the NBA Chicago Bulls a contender for years to come.

If you're hoping to enjoy a live game on the Chicago Bulls schedule, here are some things to know ahead of time before your visit to the United Center.

  • Buy Your Tickets in Advance: While there was a time when you could show up to the United Center Chicago on game night without a ticket worry-free, Chicago Bulls tickets are once again a hot commodity. Chicago sports fans hoping to catch a Chicago Bulls basketball game at the United Center can browse our guide to Chicago sports tickets for Bulls tickets Chicago and other sporting event tickets in Chicago!
  • Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose

    New Chicago superstars like Derrick Rose continue to propel this Chicago sports team into the NBA elite

  • Stay Nearby: Avoid the hassle and expenses of Chicago parking when you stay at a top Chicago hotel near the United Center, home of the NBA Chicago Bulls. Enjoy luxury Chicago hotel accommodations at the Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC - less than a half-mile from this Chicago sports stadium - or experience Chicago boutique luxury at the Ruby Room Chicago B & B nearby. For more info on Chicago hotels, check out our comprehensive guide to the best hotels in Chicago.
  • United Center Nightlife: Looking for a place to meet with friends before a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center? There are a handful of popular Chicago bars and restaurants near the United Center perfect for a pre-game meal or beverage. The closest bar to the United Center, the Billy Goat Tavern, has a classic American food menu and Gameday drink specials. Another popular Chicago bar close to the United Center - the Beer Bistro - is known for its extensive selection of Imported beers and French cuisine.
  • Parking Tips at the United Center: Chicago parking at the United Center is $25. However there are cheaper lots nearby, and free parking is available on neighborhood streets close to the United Center if you don't mind a short walk to the game. No matter what strategy you choose, we highly recommend bringing cash and change (for meters) when you attend an NBA Chicago Bulls game at the United Center.

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