The United Center in Chicago is about to get a lot busier with the winter tenants beginning their seasons.

The Blackhawks look for their first win of the season when they host the Islanders on Tuesday night and the NBA season kicks of the same day. The Bulls open the season on the road in Detroit but will have their first home game over the weekend.

The 2020 seasons came and went for both teams with no fans in the United Center. That will change this year BUT there are a lot of rules you'll have to follow. The United Center released them earlier today. Here are the do's and don'ts.

  1. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination of Negative Test Required - All guests over the age of 11 coming to the United Center will need to show either proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test prior to the event. For Bulls and Blackhawks games the test must occur within 48 hours of the tipoff or puck drop.
  2. Your Phone is Your Ticket - Fans are required to enter home games and concerts using a mobile ticket. NOTE: Having used this system for the White Sox season I can say that this is a wonderful system and hopefully will be standard operation from now on.
  3. Leave Your Bags and Purses at Home - With the exception of medical or diaper bags, bags and PURSES are not permitted inside the United Center. Guests entering the arena are limited to a wallet no larger than 4" x 6" x 1".
  4. Wear Your Mask - All fans entering the United Center over the age of two are required to wear a face mask that completely covers their nose and mouth, except when actively eating or drinking.
  5. Cashless Payments Only - United Center is a fully cashless arena, ensuring contactless options for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases. Cash will not be accepted.

Ts and Ps to the security force at the United Center this year. The no bags or purses at the United Center is already being heavily scrutinized on social media. Remember, if you do CHOOSE to attend a game, those that are enforcing the rules are not the ones that created them. Please treat everyone with proper respect.

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