Wintrust Arena

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200 E Cermak Rd

Chicago, IL 60616 USA

Stadium Directions

Seating Capacity:

Basketball: 10000

Event Tickets:

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Stadium Information

About Wintrust Arena:

This new arena literally popped up overnight on the grounds of the world famous McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.  Both the Sky and DePaul University quickly moved to this new venue.

Tour Info:

No tours are available of this arena.

Security Screenings:

Bag Policy:

Only permitted bags:

  • Purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag (a clutch bag is 4.5″ x 6.5″ or 6.5″ x 4.5″, approximately the size of a hand without a strap) are permitted.
  • 2″ x 6″ x 12″ Clear Plastic Bags may be hand carried or have a shoulder strap.
  • One gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc).

Note: Bag and security policy listed above are for typical sporting events. Special events, concerts, and other situations may result in variation to the policy. Please check event website for any changes or variation.

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Parking & Local Transportation

Parking Options

There are MANY parking garages around the venue including the arena garage and the McCormick Place garage.  Parking is not an issue.

Reserve your parking spot in advance: Click here, park anywhere

Bus Service:

The three most popular routes from closest to furthest away from the arena:

  • #3 King Drive bus running north/south along Michigan Avenue
  • #21 Cermak Road bus runs East/West along Cermak Road.
  • #4 Cottage Grove bus runs North/South along Michigan Avenue

Rail Service:


  • 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 Arena and two blocks west of the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station.

Taxi Service:

There is no official taxi stand, but concierge desk inside the arena can help point you to where taxis will be lining up for the event.

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Top Yelp Reviews

Stephanie M.

Great new arena!!! Went here to see a DePaul game and it was an awesome experience! Good food vendors and comfortable seating. I recommend it for an event...

Posted On: 2020-01-18 16:52:42

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Eric E.

This is Chicago's newest sports arena that I will visit and I think they've done a great job with the construction. It starts with the attached parking...

Posted On: 2020-01-10 06:49:51

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Latrice A.

1st and last time visiting this venue for an event As I understand this is a sports arena that they use for college basketball games and ceremonies for...

Posted On: 2020-01-02 09:49:11

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