McCormick PlaceSouth Loop
With over 2.2 million square-feet of exhibition space, Chicago's McCormick Place is the largest exhibition and meeting facility in North America. The convention center hosts over 4 million visitors annually and features 114 meeting rooms, the largest ballroom in Chicago, and the newly renovated 4,249-seat Arie Crown Theater. Construction is currently underway for a new 140,000 square foot conference center with 25 meeting rooms and an additional 2,500 parking spaces. Because of Chicago's central location, McCormick Place attracts trade shows representing every industry or profession imaginable (radiology, publishing, housewares). It also hosts some major public events like the Boat and RV show and the Auto show.