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.

Parking Tax Increase in 2020

Please be advised, beginning January 1st, 2020, the parking rates will increase slightly to account for a new parking tax levied by the State of Illinois. Parking rates for Class A vehicles will be as follows:
Lot A: The parking rate will be $25 for up to 16 hours and $38 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges.
Lot B: The parking rate will be a flat fee of $16 per day with no in-and-out privileges.
Lot C: The parking rate will be a flat fee of $25 per day with no in-and-out privileges.

How McCormick Place diverts nearly 100% of pre-consumer organic food waste


New food-waste diversion tactics allow catering operations to grind nearly 100% of all pre-consumer food waste into energy and nutrient-rich fertilizer. [Read More]

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