McCormick Place

Mccormick Place
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McCormick Place 

It has been argued, successfully, that McCormick Place is THE center of the convention and tradeshow industry in the United States; after all, McCormick Place is the largest convention and exposition center in North America.

Located only 2.5 miles south of Downtown Chicago, IL, McCormick Place offers four interconnected buildings that offer significant floor, trade show, exhibition and meeting space. McCormick Place’s four buildings (North, South, West and Lakeside Center) are all state of the art facilities.

Metro Exhibits provides full trade show services including trade show booth rentals, custom exhibits, booth design, installation and dismantle, and storage, to all exhibitors at McCormick Place.


McCormick Place offers 2.6 million sq.ft. of exhibit halls, 173 meeting rooms, 6 ballrooms, an assembly hall capable of seating 18,000 people and 3 individual theaters. There are a number of restaurants, retail shops and cafes available on-site.

McCormick Place statistics and information:

  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
  • 1.2 million sq.ft. on the same level
  • 173 meeting rooms with 600,000 sq.ft. of meeting room space
  • 6 ballrooms
  • Assembly seating for 18,000 people
  • 4,188 seat theater (Arie Crown)
  • 3 theaters, which sit 300 each
  • 10,000 seat arena
  • 50 foot ceilings
  • 5,800 parking spaces


McCormick Place Trade Shows, Conventions and Expos

McCormick Place is famously home to the Chicago Auto Trade Show, the International Home and Housewares Show, and the National Restaurant Association Annual Show.

It is has also served as the location for the following trade shows, exhibitions and conventions:

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