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Basketball in Illinois

There was only one basketball team in the 1990s as far as Chicago sports fans are concerned – and they may have a valid point. Founded in 1966, the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association are a major source of pride for locals. The former NBA Champions play home games at the United Center, otherwise known as "The Madhouse on Madison," "The House that Jordan Built," and "The UC."

Hall of Fame players like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Zen-master headcoach Phil Jackson made the Bulls a dominant, house-hold name in the 1990s – winning six titles in just eight years. The success of the Bulls in the 1990s lead to the team and their most prominent player, Michael Jordan, to be featured in the 1996 film, "Space Jam."

The United Center seats over 20,000 fans and is structurally the largest arena in the NBA. Located less than five miles from Soldier Field, the United Center is a proud member of the prestigious central Chicago sports facilities.

The Bulls run the hardwood every winter from October to April. Come catch a basketball game at the United Center, home to some of the greatest basketball players in the storied history of the NBA.