United Center won't change its name anytime soon

United Center won't change its name anytime soon
December 11, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Tony Andracki

Don't worry, you guys. We don't have another "Sears" Tower situation on our hands in Chicago.

The United Center will retain that name for the next two decades, as the Blackhawks, Bulls and the UC have joined up with United Airlines for 20 more years, as announced Wednesday.

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"We're thrilled to have United Airlines on board for another 20 years," Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz, the co-president of the United Center Joint Venture, said. "We are proud of the partnership and what it will continue to mean to the United Center, from our fans and customers to the positive economic role the United Center will continue to play in Chicago."

With the agreement comes upgrades inside the United Center, including new signage and more LED boards.

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Fun fact: Since it opened in 1994, more than 40 million people have walked through the door.