About McCormick Place
McCormick Place is the premier convention facility in North America. Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, approximately 3 million visitors each year attend events at McCormick Place. Home to some of the largest and most attended conventions, meetings and tradeshows in the world.
Designed as one of the first purpose-built convention centers in the United States, McCormick Place today is a convention center campus comprised of four buildings, the North, South, East “Lakeside Center” and West.
This campus includes more than 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, a 10,000 seat collegiate basketball arena, a 4,188 seat proscenium arch theater, nearly 3,000 attached guest rooms and a variety of onsite dining options, all connected by a network of pedestrian skybridges and promenades.
Location, Location, Location:
With close proximity to Chicago’s Loop business district and major transportation assets including two international airports, interstate highways, and the nation’s rail hub make McCormick Place a destination convenient to everyone. Our expansive inventory, onsite amenities, and world-class destination combined with our industry know-how and can do attitude make for an exciting experience for every guest, every time. A recipe that often creates record-breaking exhibitor and attendee wins for events held at McCormick Place.
McCormick Place by The Numbers
The size and versatility of McCormick Place is impressive:
- 2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
- 1.2 million square feet all on one level
- 173 meeting rooms
- 600,000 square feet of meeting room space
- 6 ballrooms, 2 of which are the largest in the city
- Assembly seating for 18,000 people
- 4,188 seat theater (Arie Crown)
- 10,000 seat arena (Wintrust Arena)
- 3 theaters with seating 300 each
- Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
- Easy access to 5,800 parking spaces
- One of the largest production green roofs in the U.S.
In addition, an expansive series of pedestrian sky bridges link the entire campus. The Grand Concourse connecting South and North and the Central Concourse in West are also locations for retail shops, cafes, restaurants, and other visitor amenities.
McCormick Place Hotels
With top of class Wi-Fi technology designed for expansive deployment that can deliver up to 31 Gbps to 64,000 concurrent users, McCormick Place is one of the most connected buildings in the world. From causal email checking with our complimentary 768 Kbps Wi-Fi in meeting rooms and public spaces to premium Wi-Fi and LAN delivered connections, stay in constant communication with the office and home during your visit.