Chicago Auto Show
Thinking of going to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show? Here’s what you need to know:
• When is it? Feb. 11-20
• Where is it? McCormick Place, 2300 S. King Drive.
• How much does it cost? Adults, $13; Children 7-12, $7; Children under 7, Free; Seniors, $7.
• How much is parking? The three main lots at McCormick Place, A and C, is $23. Lot B is $15. After 6 p.m., parking is $10.
On Saturdays and Sundays, plus President’s Day on Feb. 15, there is a free shuttle from the Millennium Park garage, where rates are $18.
• How do I get there on the CTA? Off the Red and Orange lines, transfer at Roosevelt and connect with a 63rd St.-bound Green line to Cermak-McCormick Place.
On the Blue line, transfer at Clark/Lake and get on a Green line south from the Loop L platform.
On the Brown and Pink lines, transfer to the Green line at Clark/Lake, State/Lake and Adams/Wabash.
• How do I get there from Metra? Shuttles operate from Ogilvie and Union Stations from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The South Shore has train service to McCormick Place. Click here for the schedule.
• How many cars can I see? Nearly 1,000 over 1.1 million square feet. Click here to see a map showing the locations of the cars and what each manufacturer is offering this year.
• Is there anything to eat there? Yes, there are some 40 food stations with 78 menu items. There are also 60 beverage stations.
• Who goes? Some 51 percent of the attendees are men, 49 percent are women. About 41 percent have household incomes over $100,000 and 55 percent of attendees say they have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
• How long should I plan on spending there? The average visit is four hours.
• Can I buy a car there? No. But you can find what you like and then follow up at a dealer.
• Can I see the show without actually going? Yes. ABC7 will present a preview on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. You can also look around using web cams found here.