While driving to a show like IMTS,Housewares or NRA, your heart starts to pound with excitement as the massive McCormick Place buildings come into view. You then realize what lot should I park in so I can minimize my walk from the parking lot to my booth. This all depends on which building your exhibit is located in.
LakeSide Center?. If your exhibit is located in the Lakeside Center (the big ugly black building next to Lake Michigan), park in Lot C. Located just south of the LakeSide Center, Lot C 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.
North Building. ?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.
South Building? 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. McCormick Parking Tips?
1. note your parking location on your ticket ?2. if there no attendant on duty, carry your parking ticket with you and pay the parking fee at the automated parking machines located outside the parking exit doors on level 4? 3. parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express ?4. be sure to get a receipt ?5. McCormick Place parking rate is $19 for up to 16 hours and $30 from 16 to 24 hours? 6. there are no in-and-out privileges.? 7. overnight parking is available in Lot A only ?8. lost tickets will pay the $30 fee per day? 9. for some exhibitors, taking a cab or hotel shuttle maybe a more convenient option?