Chicago Blackhawks Trivia Tuesday!
If you answered the 1994-95 season you are correct! The United Center opened its doors for business on August 18, 1994 for both the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks teams. However, the Blackhawks did not move into the new facility until January of 1995 because of the 1994-95 NHL Lockout. With the new stadium, the Blackhawks were the first NHL team to average more than 20,000 fans per game attendance in 1994-95, when they averaged 20,818 in the brand new United Center. The new facility replaced the old “Madhouse on Madison” or what others would call the old Chicago Stadium. On the east side of the United Center there are statues of both Bobby Hull & Stan Makita while a statue with various Blackhawks sits to the north on Madison Street, where the old Chicago Stadium once was located.
Trivia Tuesday Stan Mikita & Bobby Hull statues outside the United Center (Photo courtesy of unitedcenter.com)