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McCORMICK PLACE

For more than half a century, McCormick Place has built a reputation as the country's premier facility for meetings and conventions. Chicago offers the very best in location, marketing, service and amenities. And we've dedicated ourselves to continually making the customer experience better.

All of our space is equipped with leading-edge technology and located within a five-mile radius of more than 33,000 downtown Chicago hotel rooms.

Convention Facility Features:
• 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls
• 173 meeting rooms providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of space
• Assembly seating for 15,000 people
• Chicago's largest ballroom, the Skyline Ballroom (103,760 ft.)
• 4,249-seat theater (Arie Crown Theater)
• 3 theaters seating 300 or more each
• Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
• Easy access and over 5,000 parking spaces • Free Wi-Fi

McCORMICK PLACE

Complex Expansion Update

McCormick Place has gone through a lot of positive changes over the last several years to become more flexible, sustainable and customer-friendly. Even more changes are ahead that will have a positive impact on the convention center, community and the industry.

McCormick Place Reforms

McCormick Place's unprecedented labor changes and amenities make it the country's most customer-friendly convention destination.

McCormick Place West

Whether your group is 200 people or 20,000, McCormick Place West is just the right size. The entire building was specifically designed to adapt to your needs, never feeling too big or too small, while always promoting social interaction and comfortable surroundings.

 

McCormick Place South

Opened in 1996, the South Building features 840,000 square feet of exhibit space and is linked to the other two buildings by a glass-enclosed Grand Concourse. McCormick Place South features a 100-foot high ceiling, a 900-foot long walkway featuring a business center, gift shop, visitor information booth and other amenities.

 

McCormick Place North

The McCormick Place North addition, which was completed in 1986, features more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space that can be used independently or in conjunction with McCormick Place South and/or Lakeside Center.
 

Lakeside Center

Lakeside Center (formerly the East Building) reopened in 1998 in the original McCormick Place structure. It features more than 583,000 square feet of exhibit space and has been retrofitted to meet the needs of a variety of different groups in the mid-sized and growing event market.


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MCCORMICK PLACE REFORMS

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Chicago is now the most customer-friendly convention and trade show destination in the country. Download our McCormick Place Reforms brochure to find out more.
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