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Draft Tickets and Fan Fest FAQ

When is the Draft?

  • Round 1: Friday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

When is Fan Fest?

  • Friday, June 23 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How many draft picks do the Chicago Blackhawks have?

  • The Blackhawks are currently scheduled to pick in Round 1 on Friday and have nine picks on Saturday.

When do the doors to the United Center open?

  • Friday, June 23 at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24 at 7 a.m.

What time do the United Center parking lots open?

  • Friday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24 at 6 a.m.

Do I need a ticket for the Draft?

  • You will need a ticket to enter the United Center for the Draft. $10 Draft tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

Do I need a separate ticket for Fan Fest?

Yes, every fan will need a Fan Pass to enter Draft Fan Fest.

  • If you purchased a ticket to the NHL Draft™ that will take place inside the United Center, you will receive your Fan Passes in the mail in June (prior to the event).
  • If you do not have tickets to the Draft but would like to attend Fan Fest, a select number of FREE Fan Fest passes will be available for pick up at the below locations starting June 9 through June 22. (Fan Passes will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Limit (4) per person.)
  • Click here to register your Fan Fest Pass before arriving at the event.

Why should I register my Fan Fest Pass?

  • On Thursday, June 22, all fans who have a registered Fan Fest pass will be sent an email with a Scratch and Win contest opportunity. All winners will be sent additional instructions directly. Prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend, but in order to have the best chances of winning, you are encouraged to have your passes registered by Thursday, June 22 by 9:00 a.m.

Pick up locations:

  • United Center Box Office (1901 W. Madison St., use the East Atrium entrance), Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Fan Fest Pass Registration Tents, Open Fri. at 2 p.m., Sat. at 8 a.m.

Where is Will Call located?

  • Will Call will be located at the United Center Box Office. Only passes purchased through Ticketmaster can be left at Will Call.

How do I get a ticket to come into the United Center and how much do they cost?

  • Tickets are available at the United Center Box Office or Ticketmaster.
  • Tickets are $10 for each day.
  • Fan Fest passes are free, but there is a limited number available, so if you did not purchase a Draft ticket, but want to attend Fan Fest, you are encouraged to pick one up at one of the participating locations while supplies last.

Does my child need a ticket to enter the United Center for the Draft?

  • Children under 36 inches in height do not need a ticket to attend the Draft.
  • Children ages 5 and up will need a Fan Pass to enter Draft Fan Fest.

If I purchased a ticket, how and when will my ticket be delivered? Will I get a Fan Fest Pass with my ticket purchase?

  • Your Draft ticket(s) will be delivered electronically to the email address you provided during the purchase process.
  • Fan Fest Passes will be delivered via the US Postal Service to the address you provided during the ticket purchase process.
  • If you do not receive your Fan Passes in the mail by Wednesday, June 21, contact Customer Service at 312-455-7000 and we will make sure we have some onsite for you.

Is my ticket valid for both days?

  • For the Draft that will take place inside the United Center, you will need a separate ticket for each day.
  • Fan Fest Passes are valid both days.

Is seating reserved in the United Center?

  • Lower level seating is currently available only to NHL Draft™ participants. A limited number of reserved seats may be available for purchase closer to the event.
  • Limited reserved seating is available in the Lexus Club Level.
  • The 300 Upper Level is general admission.

Can I leave the event and re-enter the United Center?

  • Yes, Gates 2, 3 and 4 will have scan in/out access.

How much is parking?

  • Parking is $10 in the United Center lots.

What is the bag policy for the Fan Fest?

  • No bags or backpacks will be permitted into Fan Fest.

Can I bring a stroller to Fan Fest?

  • Strollers are allowed at Fan Fest, but are not permitted inside the United Center.

Will Fan Fest be cancelled if it rains?

  • Fan Fest takes place rain or shine.

Can I visit the Madhouse Team Store if I don't have a ticket to the Draft?

  • Yes, the Atrium is open to the public.

Will the Stanley Cup® be at the event?

  • Yes, the Stanley Cup® will be at the Fan Fest in United Center Parking Lot C. (Friday: 3-8 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.). You must have a Fan Pass to enter Fan Fest and the Stanley Cup® line.

What is the Fan Fest?

  • The Fan Fest will feature live entertainment, Blackhawks player and alumni appearances, Chicago's Plate/Chicago's Pour's food and beverage offerings, interactive games and attractions, inflatable hockey rink featuring various hockey clinics and the NHL Centennial Fan Arena.

What is the NHL Centennial Fan Arena?

  • The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is a traveling exhibition featuring a 53-foot museum truck, pop-up ball hockey rink, Zamboni® virtual reality driving experience, and Stanley Cup® appearance.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. All Rights Reserved.

ZAMBONI and the configuration of the ZAMBONI ® ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Appearances by special guests

List subject to change.

  • Patrick Kane
  • Jonathan Toews
  • Brian Campbell
  • Tony Esposito
  • Denis Savard
  • Eric Daze
  • Colin Fraser
  • Adam Burish
  • Chris Chelios
  • Pat Foley
  • John Wiedeman
  • Troy Murray
  • Jamal Mayers
  • Jim Cornelison

Schedule of Events

PUBLIC AUTOGRAPHS/PHOTOGRAPHS:
Fans who are interested in obtaining an autograph/photograph, will be treated on a first come, first serve basis. Wristbands will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Fans will only be able to receive a wristband for the next scheduled autograph session starting 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Fans will not be able to receive a wristband for players scheduled outside of the 30-minute rule.

SCRTACH AND WIN AUTOGRAPHS/PHOTOGRAPHS:
Scratch & Win sessions will be announced 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. You will receive an email once you register your Fan Fest pass if you are a Scratch & Win winner. You Fan Pass will needed to gain access to the line.

Autograph Stage:

Friday, June 23
4 p.m. - Eric Daze/Pat Foley
5:30 p.m. - Scratch & Win
7 p.m. - Scratch & Win

Saturday, June 24
10 a.m. - Scratch & Win
12 p.m. - Colin Fraser
1 p.m. - Jim Cornelison
2 p.m. - Tony Esposito

 

Photograph Stage:

Friday, June 23
4 p.m. - Scratch & Win
6 p.m. - Scratch & Win

Saturday, June 24
10 a.m. - Adam Burish
12 p.m. - Scratch & Win
2 p.m. - Tommy Hawk

 

Fan Fest Stage

Friday, June 23
3 p.m. - Fan Fest opens
4:30 p.m. - John Wiedeman and Troy Murray Draft Preview
5 p.m. - The Band Neon Trees Performs
8 p.m. - Stanley Cup Line is cut off
9 p.m. - Fan Fest closes

Saturday, June 24
9 a.m. - Fan Fest opens
11 a.m.-2 p.m. - The Band Mike & Joe Performs
2 p.m. - Stanley Cup Line is cut off
3 p.m. - Fan Fest closes

Instant Prize Station

Check out the Blackhawks prizes you can win on-site by swiping your Fan Fest Pass at the Instant Prize Station:

  • Autographed Duncan Keith Puck
  • Autographed Artemi Panarin Puck
  • Autographed Bobby Hull Puck
  • Autographed Tony Esposito Puck
  • Autographed Corey Crawford Puck
  • Autographed Artem Anisimov Puck
  • $25 Gift Card to the Blackhawks Store
  • Blackhawks Swag Bag
  • Autographed Marian Hossa Hockey Stick
  • Two (2) tickets to a Blackhawks home game
  • Four (4) passes to the 10th Annual Blackhawks Convention
  • Bypass the line to get a photo with the Stanley Cup