McCormick Place-Chicago
McCormick Place-Chicago

McCormick Place-Chicago



2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive • Chicago, Illinois 60616

Phone: 312-791-7000

McCormick Place is the largest and most flexible use convention center in North America. The center is located on Chicago’s lakefront, and is just minutes from downtown. Not to mention, it facies one of the most iconic skylines in the world. The McCormick Place campus provides world-class facilities that can accommodate just about any event.

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First of all, McCormick Place is comprised of four buildings. They are the West, South, and North Buildings as well as the Lakeside Center. Impressively, these buildings have a combined total of 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. McCormick Places offers 1.2 million square feet all on one level, making it the nation’s largest, and most flexible convention center.

In addition, McCormick Place also features:

173 meeting rooms offering 600,000 square feet of space

4 ballrooms ranging from 21,000 to 100,000 square feet

Assembly seating for 18,000 people

10,000 seat arena (Wintrust Arena)

4,192 seat theater (Arie Crown)

3 theaters seating 300 each

Ceiling heights up to 50 feet

Easy access and 6,000 parking spaces

Nearly 3,000 hotel rooms and suites connected via skybridges.

Dining Facilities


SAVOR… Chicago at McCormick Place provides exciting menu items for customers. SAVOR is the center’s preferred food and beverage supplier. The south Hall Food Court offers options such as Little Italy, Pacific Rim, American Grill, Fiesta Brava, Express to Go Sandwiches, Salads and Snacks as well as a fabulous Soup Bar. Of course, there is a Starbucks, and McDonalds Express, to name just a few dining spots.



There are three main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are in close proximity. The lots are within walking distance to the convention complex.

• Events in the North, South and West Buildings designate Lot A as the primary parking location. Parking in Lot A is $25.00 with no in and out privileges.

Parking Lot B charges a flat rate of $16.00 with no in and out privileges.

• Events in Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater designate Lot C as the primary parking location. Parking in Lot C is $25.00 with no in and out privileges.

Covid 19


Undoubtedly, show producers will be enhancing the operational guidelines due to Covid 19. Also, you can be sure the show producers will have taken all the necessary precautions to receive a crowd of this size. Finally, the hotels and resorts will be making the same arrangements to provide safe environments for the attendees. For instance, special social distancing guidelines and additional cleaning crews will be prevalent.

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You are now better acquainted with Chicago’s primary convention venue. Thanks for reading our post . We hope you have an enjoyable and successful visit to McCormick Place-Chicago.

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