McCormick Place South Building

Technical Specifications

Exhibit Areas

Hall A1430,000 gross sq. feet39,948 sq. meters
Hall A2410,000 gross sq. feet38,090 sq. meters
Combined Hall A840,000 gross sq. feet78,038 sq. meters
Grand Ballroom/S10033,740 gross sq. feet3,134 sq. meters
Vista Ballroom/S40621,365 gross sq. feet1,984 sq. meters

Crate Storage

Interior Storage134,300 gross sq. feet
Ceiling Clear Height 34 feet 8 inches
12,463 sq. meters
Exterior Storage29,100 gross sq. feet2,700 sq. meters
Combined163,400 gross sq. feet15,163 sq. meters

Floor Load / Finish

Hall F400# per sq. footConcrete
Grand Ballroom/S100100# per sq. footCarpet
Vista Ballroom/S406100# per sq. footCarpet

Maximum Number of 10'X10' Exhibit Booths (Without Special Set-up)

Hall A12,150
Hall A22,050
Hall A Combined4,200
Grand Ballroom/S100148 (Subject to Review/Approval)
Vista Ballroom/S406100 (Subject to Review/Approval)

Ceiling Heights

Hall A1 & A240 feet
Height Beneath Food Pods20 feet

Column Dimensions

Hall A1 & A27' 9" square, 120 feet on center
Grand Ballroom/S100Column Free
Vista Ballroom/S406Column Free

General Lighting

Hall A1 & A2Metal halide, 100 foot-candles at floor level
Grand Ballroom/S100Dimmable incandescent; non-dimmable fluorescent
Vista Ballroom/S406Dimmable incandescent; non-dimmable fluorescent, Room darkening curtains available

Freight Door Dimensions

Hall A1 1 door 22' 3" wide x 15' 5.5" high
2 doors 18' 5" wide x 15' 5.5" high
1 door 15' 3" wide x 15' 5.5" high
1 hi-speed door 6' 9" wide x 7' 9" high
Hall A2 1 door 20' 0" wide x 24' 0" high
1 door 22' 3" wide x 15' 5.5" high
2 doors 18' 0" wide x 15' 5.5" high
Grand Ballroom/S1001 door 10' wide x 9' high
Vista Ballroom/S406No freight doors; access through service corridor

Dock Positions

Hall A130 berths, direct access to floor via drive-in ramps through 2 freight doors, each 18' 5" wide x 15' 5.5" high
Hall A235 berths, direct access to floor via drive-in ramps through 1 freight door, 20' 0" wide x 24'0" high and 2 freight doors 18' 0" wide x 15' 5.5" high

Trash Receptacles

Level 11 compactor
Level 32 open boxes, 3 compactors

Utilities

Hall A1 & A2Floor Port Grid: Electrical 15x30; Plumbing 30x30
120 volt 15 amp, 208 volt 1 and 3 phase 30 amp, 208 volt 1 and 3 phase 60 amp,
480 volt 3 phase 100 amp
Telephone/Audio/Video/WIFI/CATV, Fiber Optic Cable
Water 60 psi / Air 100 psi / Gas 1 lb./sq. in.
Grand Ballroom/S100Convenience outlets at perimeter wall only
120 volt 15 amp, 208 volt 1 and 3 phase 30 amp (5 Wire),
Pyle National 480 volt 100 amp, Switch 480 volt 200amp
Telephone/Audio/Video/CATV/WIFI
Vista Ballroom/S406 Convenience outlets at perimeter wall only
120 volt 15 amp, 208 volt 1 and 3 phase 30 amp (5 Wire),
Pyle National 480 volt 100 amp
Telephone/Audio/Video/WIFI/CATV

Internet Access

CAT5 RJ45 connections over Ethernet Network, Point-to-point networking at 10/100/1000 mbps, WIFI, Fiber Optic Cable

Ceiling Tracks

Grand Ballroom/S100Site survey encouraged - Pick points rated at 1000 lbs each
Air wall hangers rated at 1000 lbs each
Vista Ballroom/S406Site survey encouraged - Pick points rated at 1000 lbs each
Air wall hangers rated at 1000 lbs each

Show Management Offices

Hall A1Rooms: SA1a, SA1b, SA1c
Hall A2Rooms: SA2a, SA2b, SA2c
Grand Concourse, Level 4Rooms: S400b, S400c

Business Center

Level 2.5Offers a full range of office supplies and services.
Mailboxes are also located outside the Business Center.

Visitors' Information

Level 1Information/Facility
Level 2.5Information/Destination

Food Service

Level 2.5Food Court and Restaurant
Inside Hall ACafe A1 and Cafe A2, Fired-Up

Building Entrances / Transportation

Gates 1, 2 and 3
(West transportation Lobby)
Shuttle buses
Gate 4 (McCormick Square)Taxi and Ride Sharing loading/unloading
Gates 25, 26 and 27
(East transportation Lobby)
Shuttle buses, taxi loading/unloading, limousine/charter bus staging
METRA trainSouth Building, Level 2.5
CTA City BusesStops located on Martin Luther King Drive

Other Services

Level 2.5Gift Shop, Shoe Shine, ATM machine
AEDs on all Levels

South Building Meeting Room Technical Specifications

Level 1: Meeting Rooms

Room DesignationSquare FootageRoom DimensionsCeiling HeightTheater CapacitySchool Room CapacityBanquet Capacity
S-100/Grand33,740148' 1" x 236' 0"23' 0"2,9981,4991,800
S-100a16,760147' 10" x 117' 10"23' 0"1,490745894
S-100bc16,980149' 5" x 118' 2"23' 0"1,508754906
S-100c10,966148' 1" x 87' 11"23' 0"950450600
S-1014,27356' 10" x 79' 2"20' 0"380190228
S-101a2,14228' 6" x 79' 2"20' 0"19095114
S-101b2,13128' 4" x 79' 2"20' 0"19095114
S-1028,224114' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"730364438
S-102a2,34733' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"210105126
S-102bc3,51548' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"310154186
S-102d2.36233' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"210105126
S-1038,211114' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"730364438
S-103a2,34733' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"04210105126
S-103bc3,51548' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"310154186
S-103d2,36233' 0" x 74' 11"20' 0"210105126
S-1044,27656' 11" x 79' 1"20' 0"380190228
S-104a2,13828' 6" x 79' 1"20' 0"19095114
S-104b2,13928' 6" x 79' 1"20' 0"19095114
S-10510,358135' 2" x 75' 10"20' 0"952475570
S-105a3,59146' 3" x 75' 10"20' 0"319159191
S-105bc3,53244' 8" x 76' 1"20' 0"314157188
S-105d3,59146' 8" x 75' 10"20' 0"319159191
S-1065,44887' 0" x 64' 6"20' 0"484242290
S-106a2,72443' 0 x 64' 6"20' 0"242121145
S-106b2,72443' 6" x 64' 6"20' 0"242121145

Level 4: Meeting Rooms

Room DesignationSquare FootageRoom DimensionsCeiling HeightTheater CapacitySchool Room CapacityBanquet Capacity
S-A1a2,16738' 0" x 87' 0"11' 3"Office Suite
S-A1b2,16738' 0" x 87' 0"11' 3"Office Suite
S-A1c2,09436' 11" x 52' 10"11' 3"Office Suite
S-A2a2,16148' 1" x 87' 11"38' 2" x 58' 4"11' 3"Office Suite
S-A2b2,08838' 2" x 87' 0"11' 3"Office Suite
S-A2c 2,17137' 11" x 87' 0"11' 3"Office Suite
S-400b 1,06058' 2" x 20' 10"Office Suite
S-400c1,06053' 8" x 20' 10"Office Suite
S-4016,657104' 7" x 65' 6"17' 6"596105297357
S-401a2,17434' 4" x 65' 6"17' 6"19497117
S-401bc 2,30536' 0" x 65' 6"17' 6"206103123
S-401d2,17734' 4" x 65' 6"17' 6"19497117
S-4024,36069' 1" x 65' 6"17' 6"386192232
S-402a2,19334' 8" x 65' 6"17' 6"19396116
S-402b 2,16734' 4" x 65' 6"17' 6"19396116
S-4034,33968' 7" x 65' 6"17' 6"388194232
S-403a2,16934' 4" x 65' 6"17' 6"19497116
S-403b2,17034' 4" x 65' 6"17' 6"19497116
S-4046,553104' 0" x 65' 6"17' 6"588294352
S-404a2,10233' 4" x 65' 6"17' 6"18894113
S-404bc2,29736' 1" x 65' 6"17' 6"206103123
S-404d 2,15434' 5" x 65' 6"17' 6"19497116
S-4054,43269' 0" x 65' 6"17' 6"394196236
S-405a2,21634' 6" x 65' 6"17' 6"19798118
S-405b2,21634' 6" x 65' 6"17' 6"19798118
S-406/Vista21,365149' 0" x 155' 4"34' 8"1,8989481,139
S-406a13,018149' 0 x 81' 2"34' 8"1,156578694
S-406b8,347111' 6" x 74' 2"34' 8"742370445

Level 5: Meeting Rooms

Room DesignationSquare FootageRoom DimensionsCeiling HeightTheater CapacitySchool Room CapacityBanquet Capacity
S-5014,870104' 7" x 48' 6"17' 6"438218262
S-501a1,58934' 5" x 48' 6"17' 6"1427085
S-501bc1,69336' 0" x 48' 6"17' 6"1547892
S-501d1,58834' 2" x 48' 6"17' 6"1427085
S-5023,18068' 6" x 48' 6"17' 6"282140168
S-502a1,59334' 4" x 48' 6"17' 6"1417084
S-502b1,58734' 4" x 48' 6"17' 6"1417084
S-5033,18968' 8" x 48' 6"17' 6"284142170
S-503a1,59634' 4" x 48' 6"17' 6"1427185
S-503b1,59334' 4" x 48' 6"17' 6"1427185
S-5044,834104' 1" x 48' 6"17' 6"430214257
S-504a1,54933' 7" x 48' 5"17' 6"1386982
S-504bc1,68835' 8" x 48' 5"17' 6"1517590
S-504d 1,59734' 10" x 48' 5"17' 6"1417085
S-5053,20469' 0" x 48' 5"17' 6"286142172
S-505a1,60434' 6" x 48' 5"17' 6"1437186
S-505b1,60034' 6" x 48' 5"17' 6"1437186