2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls

1.2 million square feet all on one level

6 ballrooms

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.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Information (Updated January 3, 2022)

  • At this time, all visitors are required by the City of Chicago Public Health Department to wear a face covering while inside at McCormick Place.
  • In designated food areas inside McCormick Place, visitors over the age of 5 are required to show proof of full vaccination which defined by the CDC is 2 doses of Moderna/Pfizer or 1 dose of J&J.)

Click for more information on the MPEA Heath and Safety Protocols.

News and Announcements

Meetings Return with Healthy Meetings Chicago

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

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...

McCormick Place GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

McCormick Place GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

McCormick Place was one of the first convention centers in the country to announce it was pursuing GBAC STAR accreditation, the gold star for the industry. The Global Biorisk Advisory Council accredited the facility in August 2020.

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