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Training Camp Festival

Training Camp Festival will be held at the United Center on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. Watch the Blackhawks scrimmage and participate in our outdoor festival where you can enjoy food and beverages, live music, appearances from Blackhawks Alumni and fun activities for all ages!

Tickets for the 2017 Blackhawks Training Camp Festival are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets for $5.00 at the link below or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

2017 General Questions/Parking

What time do gates open?
The 2017 Training Camp Festival opens Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. Fans with general admission tickets can enter through gates 2, 3, 6 and 7 (Madison St. and Adams St. entrances).

What events will take place inside the United Center?
There will be a full game scrimmage starting at 11 a.m. The on-ice event will offer a Blackhawks home game experience with the National Anthem, player videos, goal celebrations, player interviews from the bench, and much more!

Are there events outside the United Center?
Yes. United Center Parking Lot C will offer the following starting at 8:00 a.m.:

  • Live music
  • Open hockey at the Blackhawks Inflatable Rink for ages 5-12
  • Inflatable games and other family friendly activities
  • Food and beverage options
  • Blackhawks Alumni autograph opportunities
  • The Madhouse Store will be open
  • WGN Radio will host a live broadcast from inside the
  • Festival in Parking Lot C.
  • Chicago Blackhawks Street Team and much more

Will bathrooms be accessible?
There will be porta-potties on the North side of the building located in Lot C.

What time will the outside festival end?
The outside festival will wrap up at 1 p.m.

Is stadium parking available?
Parking for the 2017 Training Camp Festival is FREE. United Center parking lots will be open, starting at 7 a.m. Click here for directions to the United Center.

Where can I pick up my Patrick Kane bobblehead?
Patrick Kane bobbleheads will be given away to the first 10,000 fans to enter the United Center.

Will there be food and drinks available?
Yes, food and drinks will be available for purchase, both outside and inside the United Center.

What am I allowed to bring into the United Center?
Anything that is allowed at all other Blackhawks home games are allowed into the United Center during the Training Camp Festival. Click here for United Center event policies.

Who are the alumni in attendance?

  • John Wiedeman
  • Troy Murray
  • Jamal Mayers
  • Daniel Carcillo
  • Denis Savard
  • Tony Esposito
  • Bobby Hull
  • Steve Larmer
  • Brian Campbell


Are there reserved seats for the events?
The Training Camp Festival is GENERAL ADMISSION seating only, and seats can be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Get in early for the best seats.

Are there in-and-out privileges for tickets?
Yes. You may leave the building to take part in any of the festival's activities, but TICKETS MUST BE SCANNED UPON RE-ENTRY. Re-entrance will be available on the North and South side of the building at Gates 2, 3 and 7.

Will there be handicap-accessible seating?
Yes. For more information, please call the Blackhawks at 312-455-7000.