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Tips for
Getting Around McCormick Place
Exhibiting at Chicago’s McCormick Place can be a bit
overwhelming since it’s the largest convention center in the
United S...
By reading this presentation,
you’ll become more familiar
McCormick Place
……..and more
With 2.6 million
feet of exhibit hall, many
tradeshows take place at
McCormick Place.
American Beauty
BIO Int...
McCormick Place is compose
is composed of
four buildings.
#1. LakeSide Center
#2.North Building
#3. South Building
#4. Wes...
Lakeside Center
Lakeside Center is composed of two
exhibition levels. Level 2 called Hall E and
the upper Level 3 called H...
North Building
The North Building and Lakeside Center are
connected by a pedestrian bridge that stretches
over Lake Shore ...
South Building
The South Building Level 3 – A Hall is
located on the main course across from
the North Hall. It opened in ...
West Building
The West Building is located on Level 3
and is the newest of the McCormick
Place buildings. It opened in 200...
More McCormick Place Parking Tips
1. parking rates are $19 for up to 16 hours & $30 from 16 to 24 hours
2. be sure to get ...
Many larger shows offer
complimentary shuttle
bus service from
downtown hotels to the
show.
Getting to McCormick Place
Taxis are another option
However, the McCormick Place taxi
lines can be long when leaving the
show.
The Metra train stops at McCormick Place
entrance – Level 2.5
Lakeside Building
McCormick Pace - Lakeside Building – East Exit
Lakeside Building - Outside
As an exhibitor or show attendee, make it a point to take in the view of Lake Michigan by walk...
McCormick Pace - Lakeside Building - Upper Level
Grand Concourse over Lake Shore Drive
Outside View of the Grand Concourse
Outside the Grand Concourse Looking North
Grand Concourse between the North & South Buildings
South Building Entrance
West Building
FedX Office – Lakeside Building Lower Level
for additional information visit
www.mccormickplace.com/
cell: 847-532-0812
pj@fusiontechmarketing.com
P.J. Naughton
FusionTech Marketing Inc.
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Getting Around Chicago's McCormick Place

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Exhibiting at Chicago’s McCormick Place can be a bit overwhelming since it’s the largest convention center in the United States. This presentation contains tips for navigating yourself around McCormick Place.

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Getting Around Chicago's McCormick Place

  1. 1. Tips for Getting Around McCormick Place
  2. 2. Exhibiting at Chicago’s McCormick Place can be a bit overwhelming since it’s the largest convention center in the United States.
  3. 3. By reading this presentation,
  4. 4. you’ll become more familiar McCormick Place
  5. 5. ……..and more With 2.6 million feet of exhibit hall, many tradeshows take place at McCormick Place. American Beauty BIO International Cardiology FABTECH Graph Expo Housewares IFT Food Expo IMTS Kitchen & Bath ISSA IMTS NACS NRA Pack Expo RSNA Sweets & Snacks
  6. 6. McCormick Place is compose is composed of four buildings. #1. LakeSide Center #2.North Building #3. South Building #4. West Building
  7. 7. Lakeside Center Lakeside Center is composed of two exhibition levels. Level 2 called Hall E and the upper Level 3 called Hall D. Parking Tip Located just south of the LakeSide Center is Lot C. It is a two level underground lot with 1,900 available parking spaces. Be sure to note which level you have parked at and the color coded parking location. Parking is also available in the Soldier Field parking lot located on the north end of the LakeSide Center.
  8. 8. North Building The North Building and Lakeside Center are connected by a pedestrian bridge that stretches over Lake Shore Drive which provides a great view of downtown Chicago. The exhibition floors include Level 1 – C Hall and Level 3 – B Hall which is located on the main concourse. Level 2 contains a food court that includes a McDonalds and Connie's Pizza. Parking Tip If your exhibit is located in the North Building, park in Lot A. If possible park on level 4, since this is the exhibit level and there will be no need to use the elevators. You can also park in the Hyatt Regency Garage. It will cost a little bit more but offers a shorter walk to the North Building.
  9. 9. South Building The South Building Level 3 – A Hall is located on the main course across from the North Hall. It opened in 1997. Parking Tip Exhibitors with booths in the South Building can park in parking Lot A, or B. Parking in Hyatt Regency Garage will cost a little bit more but offers a shorter walk to the South building.
  10. 10. West Building The West Building is located on Level 3 and is the newest of the McCormick Place buildings. It opened in 2007. The West Hall has green rooftop garden available for receptions. A sky bridge connects the West building to the North and South buildings. Parking Tip Park in Lot A if your exhibit is in the West building.
  11. 11. More McCormick Place Parking Tips 1. parking rates are $19 for up to 16 hours & $30 from 16 to 24 hours 2. be sure to get your receipt for your business expenses 3. note your parking location on your ticket 4. there are no parking in-and-out privileges. 5. overnight parking is available in Lot A only 6. lost tickets will pay the $30 fee per day 7. if parking in lot A, carry your parking ticket with you and pay the parking fee at the automated parking machines located outside the parking exit doors
  12. 12. Many larger shows offer complimentary shuttle bus service from downtown hotels to the show. Getting to McCormick Place
  13. 13. Taxis are another option
  14. 14. However, the McCormick Place taxi lines can be long when leaving the show.
  15. 15. The Metra train stops at McCormick Place entrance – Level 2.5
  16. 16. Lakeside Building
  17. 17. McCormick Pace - Lakeside Building – East Exit
  18. 18. Lakeside Building - Outside As an exhibitor or show attendee, make it a point to take in the view of Lake Michigan by walking out the building’s east doors. During the warmer Chicago months, the patio is open with a seating area and places to eat. Pull up a seat and enjoy the view of the sailboats heading out onto the lake. It’s a great location to take a mental break from the trade show hustle and bustle and enjoy one Chicago’s best views.
  19. 19. McCormick Pace - Lakeside Building - Upper Level
  20. 20. Grand Concourse over Lake Shore Drive
  21. 21. Outside View of the Grand Concourse
  22. 22. Outside the Grand Concourse Looking North
  23. 23. Grand Concourse between the North & South Buildings
  24. 24. South Building Entrance
  25. 25. West Building
  26. 26. FedX Office – Lakeside Building Lower Level
  27. 27. for additional information visit www.mccormickplace.com/
  28. 28. cell: 847-532-0812 pj@fusiontechmarketing.com P.J. Naughton FusionTech Marketing Inc.

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