Driving & Parking
Because more than one event is held at McCormick Place, parking availability may be limited. CDS encourages you to use the free shuttle service from official room block hotels. Please arrive early, allowing ample time for travel within the McCormick Place West complex. Latecomers are not guaranteed seats in any F course, even those for which they have already registered.
Parking at McCormick Place
The McCormick Place West building is located at 2301 S. Indiana Ave.
Parking lots on the McCormick Place campus are managed by Standard Parking and are in close proximity and walking distance to our convention complex. Events in the North, South and West Buildings designate the Lot A garage as the primary parking location. Take Cermak Road east to Martin Luther King Drive and head south to the entrance to Lot A.
Lot A (8' height clearance) is a six level garage with 2,100 parking spaces located on Martin Luther King Drive, adjacent to the West Building. Covered walkways from Lot A leading directly into McCormick Place and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel also provide added convenience. The daily rate is $23. Hours of operation: Thursday – Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. Lost tickets will pay the overnight fee per day of $36.
In the event that Parking Lot A is full, there will be a complimentary shuttle bus from Parking Lot B to McCormick Place West. This shuttle bus will drop off at Gate 42 on the east side of the building, and it will pick up from that location as well. A shuttle from Lot B will stop at N26 (North Building Gate 26) to pick people up from Lot B and bring them to Gate 42. The daily rate is $9.Hours of operation: Thursday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Ford Parking Lot
CDS has received permission to utilize a street level parking lot to be used during the 2019 Midwinter Meeting.
Ford Parking Lot is located on Indiana Avenue across the street from McCormick Place West. Hours of operation: Thursday – Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The daily rate is $23. This lot holds 150 cars. There will not be tickets provided, so if attendees do not have a ticket, this will be where they parked.
- Once Lot A is full, cars will be directed to the Ford Parking Lot.
- Once Ford Parking Lot is full, they will be redirected to Lot B.
- Shuttle buses to Lot B are reduced to two buses to drop-off/pick up from Gate 42.
Exhibitor Parking Permit
A limited number of guaranteed parking spaces are available to exhibitors by advance order of an Exhibitor Parking Permit. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.