Anyone attending events at the United Center, including Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks games, must show either full proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the site, according to the facility.
The decision reflects “the site’s continued commitment to providing the best environment for a safe return for all fans and employees” and will also involve arena and team employees, United officials said. Center.
The facility’s entry process that includes proof of vaccination will be in effect for all future events and will remain in place until further notice, officials noted.
The United Center also requires all guests over the age of 2 to wear a face cover over their nose and mouth inside the facility, except when eating and drinking.
To avoid exchanging tickets and paper, the arena uses contactless entry and cashless payments during all games and events, according to the website. Only wallets and small bags are allowed at this time.
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The arena also touted the investments made to increase airflow within the United Center to circulate 100% outside air and perform 8.6 fresh air exchanges per hour.
According to representatives, this exceeds industry recommended standards, including requirements for grocery stores, airplanes, bars and restaurants.
“All systems and protocols have been approved by the Chicago Medical Society’s team of infectious disease specialists, making the United Center the gold standard for arenas and the safest indoor venue in Chicago.”