As the Chicago Bulls organization continues its rebuilding effort (or dismantling, depending on who you talk to) of the team, work on the major expansion and renovation effort at the United Center also carries on. The new The 190,000-square-foot east addition, one of the main pieces of the United Center overhaul, was completed and formally unveiled in March, but a recently issued permit indicates that work will continue at the arena.
According to a permit issued by the city last week, crews will now shift gears to renovating existing space at the United Center to create new space for United Center staff and attendees. Specifically, it states that renovations will be made to “spaces on the service, main concourse, suite (lower and club), and club levels.” Plans for the overhaul, which date back several years, included the conversion of corporate offices in the stadium into fan amenities.
The United Center is not the only major Chicago attraction to undergo an extensive renovation in recent years. Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and the Chicago Lakefront Trail are all adding additional capacity and offerings through expansions and updates. In addition, the Chicago Blackhawks are preparing to formally take the wraps off of the team’s new practice facility nearby on Jackson Boulevard.
- Building permit [Chicago Cityscape]
- Work Continues on 190,000-Square-Foot United Center Addition [Curbed Chicago]