Located on the northwest corner of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s east campus, Credit Union 1 Arena is a 10k capacity multi-purpose arena that hosts numerous events for UIC and Chicago. The arena brings together both communities for exciting sports, concerts, gatherings and special events.

Each year, the arena hosts a wide range of national touring acts. Whether it’s hip-hop, rock, comedy, contemporary, or classic-if it’s a hot show, it is playing at Credit Union 1 Arena. Notable acts have included, The Cure, Sam Smith, Tame Impala, Zedd, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Martin Lawrence, Amy Schumer, and many more.

Home to the UIC Flames Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs and the Chicago Smash of the World TeamTennis Association, the arena is an ideal location for a variety of events, such as boxing, robotics competitions, and graduation ceremonies.




Credit Union 1 Arena Services

The Credit Union 1 Arena is ready to help you host your event.  No matter your specific need, we are here to assist making your event spectacular.


Home to the UIC Flames basketball teams and the Chicago Smash of the World TeamTennis Association, the arena provides its guests with nonstop sports entertainment. The renovated building is complete with a multisport scoreboard, ample dressing rooms, a NCAA regulation basketball court, stateoftheart sound system, full video boardand ample lighting.


Credit Union 1 Arena is the ideal location for your next gathering. Whether it’s a corporate event, religious ceremony, or graduation ceremony, we have you covered. The arena offers a customizable stage, theatrical backdrop curtain, a variety of spotlights, access to stagehands and riggers, ample loading space, and flexible operating procedures.


Credit Union 1 Arena is an ideal concert venue.  All the seats are close to the action and even the seats furthest from the stage seem intimate.  We have ample dressing rooms, truck parking, office space, rigging limits and generous rates.  Over the past five years, our concerts have averaged 75% capacity and nearly $340k in gross ticket sales.

Private EVENTS

Whether you need a space for your company meeting, a team building event, major fundraiser, or a filming in Chicago; Credit Union 1 Arena is an ideal location.  Our proximity to downtown Chicago and access to major expressways, mass transit and parking make us easy to get to and from.  We make your job easy; with very limited restrictions on you can obtain goods and services from.


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Contact Us for Bookings


525 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607, USA
(312) 413-5700

Open Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Weekends: 10am – 9pm
Holidays: Closed

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