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McCormick Place Convention Center: The Nation's Largest Event Venue in Chicago

If you're in town for an event at McCormick Place, be prepared to be blown away by this state-of-the-art convention center in downtown Chicago featuring high-tech amenities, shopping, and dining. As the nation's largest event venue, McCormick Place consists of four interconnected buildings and one indoor arena linked by a Grand Concourse with various retail shops, restaurants, and attractions. Totaling 2.6 million-square-feet of exhibit space, with 173 meeting rooms, assembly seating for 10,000 people, four theaters including the 4,249-seat Arie Crown Theater, and four ballrooms, McCormick Place is an ideal destination for unforgettable events in Chicago. 


Prices -  Varies per event.

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Varies per event.


  • PACK Expo
  • Chicago Scholars
  • Chicago Boat Show


  • Trade Shows
  • Special Events
  • Expos
  • Conferences
  • Lectures/workshops
  • Theater


  • What train goes to McCormick Place?

    McCormick Place Convention Center is easily accessible to Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) via both the city bus and the "L" train. The nearest CTA rail station to McCormick is at the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street, two blocks from the northwest corner of the West Building. There is a Metra Electric District station on the Grand Concourse in the South Building of McCormick Place.
  • Where can I park at McCormick Place In Chicago?

    There are a few lots at McCormick Place, each assigned  to different sections of the convention center. Events happening in the South, North, and West Buildings are to park in Lot A  with a rate of $23 up to 16 hours, and $36 from 16 to 24 hours. Events happening in the Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater are designated to park in Lot C which has a flat fee of $23 per day. All lots have no in-and-out privileges and only Lot A offers overnight parking.

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