United Center To Serve As COVID-19 Logistics Hub

The arena will be a first responder staging area and collect medical supplies.

670 The Score Staff
March 25, 2020 - 1:53 pm

(670 The Score) As our city and the country continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the United Center will transform into a logistics hub to help address the emergency, the Bulls and Blackhawks announced in a joint statement Wednesday afternoon.

"As Illinois goes through this together, the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, is proud to be playing a critical role with our city, state and federal response to the pandemic," the statement said. "Our arena and outside campus will be transformed into a logistics hub where we will be assisting front line food distribution, first responder staging and the collection of critically needed medical supplies.  

"On behalf of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, our athletes, our front offices and our dedicated United Center personnel, our thoughts and support are with the people of this great city and state.  Together, we will get through this."