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United Center

United Center | Chicago, IL

IFG Role:

IFG personnel served in the capacity of Owner's Representative and Development Manager for the United Center.   

IFG personnel were involved in many aspects of planning, design, construction, and opening of the new arena.  This included evaluation of various existing arenas; completion of a feasibility analysis; site planning; financing (private); lobbying for state legislation; land acquisition; resident relocation; facility design; contract negotiations, including construction contracts, team leases, concession and catering contracts, suite leases; construction administration; establishment of operating staffs and procedures; and continuing operations.

Client: United Center Joint Venture
Tenant: Chicago Bulls (NBA)   Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Description: A 20,500-seat arena includes amenities such as 212 luxury suites, banquet accommodations, a private arena club, and parking facilities for approximately 5,500 cars.
Architect: Populous                                     W.E. Simpson Company
Builder: Huber, Hunt & Nichols
Project Cost: $175 million
Completion: August 1994