2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
1.2 million square feet all on one level
2 of which are the largest in the city
170 meeting rooms 600,000 square feet
of meeting room space
Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
Easy access to 5,800 parking spaces
A 2.5 acre rooftop garden is the largest in the Midwest
Assembly seating for 18,000 people
4,188 seat Arie Crown Theater
Welcome to McCormick Place
The premier convention facility in North America.
With over 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, McCormick Place is the largest and most flexible use convention center in North America. Located on Chicago’s lakefront, just minutes from downtown and facing one of the most iconic skylines in the world, the McCormick Place campus provides world-class facilities that can accommodate just about any event.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Information
Effective February 28, 2022, the mask mandate by the State of Illinois and the mask/vaccine mandate for indoor dining for the City of Chicago were lifted. At this time, please check with your event’s organizer for any additional information or for specific requirements for your event.
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News and Announcements
Remembering Jim Reilly
April 4, 2022 The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) family is saddened to learn of the passing of former CEO and Trustee Jim Reilly, whose vision and passion allowed Chicago to grow, prosper and remain a world-class competitor in the ever-changing...
Meetings Return with Healthy Meetings Chicago
This interactive, digital platform showcases what an attendee will experience when arriving for a meeting, convention or event in 2021 at McCormick Place and highlights the campus’s health and safety measures.Chicago, Illinois, January 21, 2021 – In collaboration with...
COVID-19 Health & Safety Information
The Path to Reopening The number one priority at McCormick Place has always been, and continues to be, the health and safety of our employees and guests. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we have worked closely with public health officials and followed all guidance...