2018 Summer of Service Meal Pack Challenge (Hub Site)



Getting There

How to get there
The Wintrust Arena is located at the corner of East Cermak Road and Indiana Street . The address is 200 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616

Driving Directions

Parking Lot A is the closest lot to the Wintrust Arena.

If approaching  from the north, using the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), consider exiting at 18th Street, heading east over to State Street, turning south onto State Street to Cermak Road, then traveling east on Cermak Road over to the Wintrust Arena.

If approaching from the west, using the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), consider exiting on Damen or Ashland Avenue, heading south to Cermak Road, then traveling east on Cermak Road over to the Wintrust Arena.

If approaching from the south, using the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), consider exiting on 31st Street, heading east to King Drive, then traveling north on King Drive to the McCormick Place Complex. Continue north on King Drive which will turn into Cermak Road leading to the arena. Or follow the signs directing you to Parking Lot A.

If approaching inbound on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), consider using the ramp leading to the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), exiting on 31st Street, heading east to King Drive, then traveling north on King Drive to the McCormick Place Complex. Continue north on King Drive which will turn into Cermak Road leading to the arena. Or follow the signs directing you to Parking Lot A

Public Transportation

CTA Buses

#3 King Drive bus is the most common bus route to the Wintrust Arena, running north/south along Michigan Avenue. The #3 stop is at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road. It serves many downtown hotels, as well as the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place.

#21 Cermak Road bus runs East/West along Cermak Road. The #21 stop is at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road. 

#4 Cottage Grove bus runs North/South along Michigan Avenue, two blocks west of the Wintrust Arena.  The #4 stop is at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road.

 CTA Elevated Rail System - “L”

The CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station (Chicago, IL) station is located at Cermak Road and State Street, 2.5 blocks (0.15 mile) west of the Wintrust Arena at Cermak Road and Indiana Ave.

The CTA Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station (Chicago, IL) is located four blocks west (0.5 mile) of the Wintrust Arean and two blocks west of the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station.

Payment for these transportation options is via Cash or Ventra Card. A Ventra Transit Card may be purchased at any of the train or elevated stations, and must be used to pay elevated train fares. You may also download the Ventra App through your favorite App Store. If using cash on buses you must have the exact fare.

METRA Rail

Located on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse in the South Building, the METRA Electric commuter railroad provides direct service within seven minutes to and from downtown Chicago. Service from the Millennium (Randolph St.) Station (near the Fairmont Hotel) to McCormick Place begins early morning, with more frequent pick-ups during rush hours.

Review the meal packing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). These should answer most of your questions about the event and anything else you might need to know before heading to the event.

Divvy Bike Program

McCormick Square is part of the City of Chicago Bike Sharing System called Divvy. A 24-hour pass can be purchased at at Divvy Bike station for day of unlimited 30-minute trips. Bikes can be reserved and dropped off at any Divvy station around the city, including the station located in McCormick Square – 2301 S. King Drive. There’s also an additional station located at Cermak and Wabash near the Cermak – McCormick Place Green Line Station. For more information including a system wide map, visit: www.divvybikes.com

 


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