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McCormick Place Lakeside Center

Lakeside Center (formerly the East Building) opened in the original McCormick Place structure. It features 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. A sky bridge on Level 3 connects Lakeside Center to McCormick Place South and McCormick Place North.

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Further event space specifics include:

Hall D: 300,000 square feet, divisible by two (Level 3)

Lakeside Ballroom: 44,754 square feet, divisible into two equally sized rooms (Level 2)

Arie Crown Theater: America’s largest, first-class theatre, with a capacity of 4,188 (Level 2 and Level 3)

Arie Crown Theater interior
Arie Crown Theater

Meeting rooms: 141,000 square feet, totaling 40 rooms, with the following capacities:

  • 34 to 1,500-seat theater
  • 18 to 726-seat classroom
  • 24 to 968-seat banquet

Outdoor terrace: Landscaped deck with cascading waterfall, overlooking Lake Michigan (Level 3)

The Lakeside Center is located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. Call (312) 791-7000 for information.

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