Back in 1988, William Wirtz and Jerry Reinsdorf combined forces in the name of sportsmanship. As majority owners of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls respectively, Wirtz and Reinsdorf pooled their resources to build the United Center as a permanent home to both teams. Construction finished in 1994 and over 40 million fans have attended events since then. It’s the largest arena in the United States, which makes a visit totally mandatory while in Chicago. Including basketball and hockey, visitors can choose from over 200 events held at the center every year. Rolling Stones concerts, NCAA championship games, Barnum & Bailey Circuses and political conventions have all been held at this arena in the past. When you go, be sure to check out the statue of the NBA’s most iconic player, Michael Jordan, just inside the venue’s atrium. It’s been part of the site since the Bulls retired Jordan’s number 23 in 1994.