Coach Hoiberg isn’t the only new thing to the Chicago Bulls, as the team recently unveiled updates to their locker rooms at the United Center and to their adjoining training facility at the Advocate Center.
Chicago Scenic worked closely with United Center’s Senior Vice President of Operations Terry Savarise and Chicago Bulls Director of Creative Services Jon Shoemaker to refresh the look of both spaces.
Upon entering the Advocate Center, guests and players alike walk through a hall completely decked out with Bulls graphics and signage, as well as a wall of ‘half basketballs’ that are painted grey, silver, or gold to correspond to non-playoff years, playoff years, and winning years. Chicago Scenic worked with Fast Corporation of Sparta, Wisconsin to create a lasting, realistic basketball look – ultimately choosing to create several basketball molds from a real NBA ball and pull fiberglass castings to ensure they didn’t crack, deflate, or puncture.
Custom walnut benches line one side of the hallway, providing a place to sit and admire the colorful representation of Bulls playoff history.
Further into the building, another basketball wall curves around a hallway leading to the training center locker rooms. A custom fit mesh wall connects to the basketball wall and 15 jerseys are cased and mounted to the mesh wall. The player timeline that runs along the opposite wall consists of more than 300 small plaques with the names of every Bulls player.
Across the street at the United Center, Chicago Scenic installed a third basketball wall in the player’s lounge adjacent to the locker room. Large-scale murals are painted on several of the walls in the lounge and in an adjoining medical room, sophisticated and bold reminders of the Chicago Bulls’ legacy.