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Hi all,

 

I'm coming from out of town for the first two shows in Chicago.  Got my tickets and a hotel but wondering whats it like getting to and from the United Center.   Looking at the map, there are parking locations surrounding the venue but I'd like to know a few things...

 

1. Staying downtown, should I go ahead and drive to the United Center or take a cab?

2. Whats the cab situation after the show?

3. If I should drive to the show, how early can you park?

3. If anyone from Chicago is driving, would you like to pick me up and take me back to my hotel for nights 1 and 2?

(#3 might be along shot, but I figured I'd take it.)

 

Question #4 is even a longer shot but...

 

4. Would anyone from the bands Caravan to and from the United Center like to offer me a ride?

 

Seriously tho, any suggestions are welcome.

 

Thanks

 

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1. It's not that far from downtown. I guess it depends on if you want to pay the $23 for parking and deal with traffic or not. Leaving the UC is kind of annoying if you don't pick the right lot.

 

2. I've seen plenty of cabs but never had to take one.

 

 

I actually got caught in the caravan in the last tour. We left as Moment of Surrender was starting and by the time we made it out of the lots, several black SUVs with police escorts were honking at us to get out of the way.

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Hi all,

 

I'm coming from out of town for the first two shows in Chicago.  Got my tickets and a hotel but wondering whats it like getting to and from the United Center.   Looking at the map, there are parking locations surrounding the venue but I'd like to know a few things...

 

1. Staying downtown, should I go ahead and drive to the United Center or take a cab?

Cab there, bus back; or bus both ways. I think parking in the official lots is around $27-29.

 

2. Whats the cab situation after the show?

Difficult. You are competing with a lot of people for a relatively small number of cabs.

 

3. If I should drive to the show, how early can you park?

On the Vertigo tour they opened one lot around 10am or so because of the GA line. It might be different now, you can call the UC closer to the show dates and ask.

 

 

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http://www.transitchicago.com/bus/19/

  • Buses operate from Michigan and Randolph every 16 minutes, starting 90 minutes before event, until start of event.
  • Buses operate south on Michigan and west on Madison when heading to United Center.
  • After event, buses operate every few minutes for up to one hour.
  • No stops are made between Halsted and United Center.

http://www.unitedcenter.com/venue/directions-parking/

To the United Center: The #19 United Center Express Bus service begins 90 minutes prior, runs every 10 minutes until 30 minutes until start of event. Board at stops starting southbound on Michigan and Randolph. Connections are made with Metra trains at Millennium Station, Ogilvie Center and Union Station. The #20 Madison Bus travels west on Madison Street, starting downtown at Wabash Street and runs every few minutes, making all stops to the United Center.

From the United Center: The #19 United Center Express and the #20 Madison buses run every few minutes, departing from the eastbound side of Madison Street. Buses make all stops.

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