Now that fans will be allowed back into the United Center, what is the process for getting tickets?
The city announced Thursday that the remaining Blackhawks and Bulls games can have 25% capacity.
“We miss them. It feels like it’s been a while and we all can’t wait to have whatever amount it is back,” Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy said. “A lot of new guys on the team who haven’t been on the team all year don’t know what it’s like and have been itching [to experience it].
Current Blackhawks full season ticketholders will have priority access to single-game tickets starting Monday, May 3. New full season ticketholders who lock in their 2021-22 seats before Monday will also get priority access.
Remaining tickets will become available to the general public on Tuesday, May 4 at noon.
“What makes the NHL so great is the passion from the fans and the energy and history,” Murphy said. “It’s about winning together and doing it as a city. With the fan base and players, it makes it such an amazing experience.
“Those other cities [already hosting fans], the games feel more intense when you hear those roars from the crowd on goals for either side. Where here, you just have that fake crowd noise lately, you know there’s not much action around the rink in the stands with big plays or big goals. So it’ll be awesome to get back closer to normal.”
Tickets will only be sold in groups of two or four adjacent seats to maintain physical distance. No two groups of seats will be closer than 6 feet apart and fans will not need to pass each other in rows of seats. Face coverings will be required inside the United Center.
All Blackhawks tickets will be distributed as mobile tickets, accessed via Ticketmaster.com. Screenshots or printouts will not work for entry into the arena.
Current and 2021-22 Bulls season ticketholders will have access to single-game tickets on May 3 and May 4. Any remaining tickets will be released to the general public on May 5 at 10 a.m.
The Bulls will also only use mobile tickets, which can be accessed via ClickTix. Like with the Blackhawks, printouts and screenshots will not be accepted.
The first Bulls home game with fans will be against the Boston Celtics on May 7 with a 6:30 p.m. start time. The Blackhawks’ first game with fans will be May 9 at 6 p.m. against the Dallas Stars.