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 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

McCormick Place adheres to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the Coronavirus COVID-19. Click for more information.

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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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