The University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion has been a host for many popular concerts and sports activities. The box office is located at 525 S. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607. The hours of the box office are Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on the event day two hours prior to the event. Tickets are sold for all Ticketmaster events as well as UIC athletics events. There is parking on Harrison at the Pavilion parking structure and additional parking at lots across the street. Parking charges for events can range between eight and twelve dollars. The CTA public transportation also runs many routes to the UIC Pavilion.
Doors open one hour before the start time of all events and the Pavilion is a smoke free environment. Outside food and professional camera equipment are not allowed in the Pavilion. Wheel chair access is at the corner of Racine and Harrison at the Main Entrance Gate 3. If a patron needs a wheel chair they can use one free of charge from the UIC Pavilion. All that is needed is a photo ID to hold until the wheel chair is returned. There are restaurants within walking distance of the Pavilion such as Greek Town, Little Italy and other fine dining establishments.
Upcoming events to the UIC Pavilion are the Chicago Circus Spectacular, the Chicago Invitational Challenge, Windy City Fight Nights and the Windy City Rollers. There are also several Men's and Women's UIC basketball games scheduled.
The Pavilion has several concessions that serve food during the games and are available for catering. Among the food that is at the Pavilion are hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Polish sausage, Italian sausage, bratwurst, hot dogs, chicken tenders, chicken breast sandwich, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, pizza, French fries, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, candy, fountain sodas, coffee, and bottled drinks. The catering service is by Sodexho.
The UIC Flames is the name of the basketball team for the University of Illinois at Chicago. The other team that plays in the arena is the Windy City Rollers, a roller derby team. The women's team raised themselves from obscurity in 2007 with a ranking of number 7 out of thirty three.
There are a number of hotels that within a thirteen mile radius of the UIC Pavilion. They include: Holiday Inn and Suite Chicago Downtown, Habitat Suites at Pres Towers, Hampton Inn and Suites Addison II, W Chicago City Center, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza II, Palmer House Hilton, Burnham Hotel, Silversmith Hotel, Congress Plaza Hotel, Hilton Chicago, House of Blues, Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Best Western Grant Park Hotel, Hotel Monaco Chicago, MDA City Apartments, Best Western River North Hotel, Hotel 71, Hard Rock Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown North, Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Chicago, Oakwood Chicago, Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown, Homewood Suites Downtown , Hyatt Regency Chicago, and the James Hotel.
Restaurants in the vicinity of the UIC Pavilion are the Vernon Park Tap Restaurant, Stanley's on Racine, Tuscany, Union Park, Fontano Foods, Rosal's Cucina and Good to Go Food.