Lodging & Travel Information

The 2022 ABCA Convention will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago from Jan. 6-9, 2022. This marks the eighth time that the ABCA Convention will be held in Chicago and the first since 2013! The 2022 ABCA Convention will be the 78th annual World's Largest Baseball Convention!

ABCA events including the General Session Clinics, ABCA Trade Show, Expo Theater, Youth Coaches Session, Question & Answer Forums, Committee and Divisional Coaches Meetings and more will take place at the McCormick Place. Events such as the Hall of Fame Banquet and Hot Stove Panel Discussions will take place in the connected Marriott Marquis.

The two host hotels for the 2022 ABCA Convention are the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency, which are both connected to the McCormick Place Convention Center. In addition to these hotels, the ABCA will have several additional Official ABCA Convention hotels with discounted room rates at surrounding properties. All Official ABCA Convention hotels will offer easy access to the McCormick Place and surrounding dining and entertainment options!

The 2022 ABCA Convention is scheduled to be held in Chicago from January 6-9, 2022. The event will be the 78th annual ABCA Convention and close to 10,000 coaches are expected to join us for the event! Priority Convention Registration will open for current 2020-21 ABCA members in AugustConvention registration will open to new and former members on September 1, 2021. The Convention will feature four days of coaching clinics across the General Session, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater, ABCA Trade Show, Hot Stove and Question & Answer Sessions, award celebrations, committee & league meetings, networking events and so much more! Save the date for January 6-9, 2022 and we'll see you in Chicago!

Lodging

The headquarter hotels for the 2022 ABCA Convention are the Marriott Marquis Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Both properties are connected to the McCormick Place Convention Center, which will host most of the ABCA events including the General Session Clinics, ABCA Trade Show, Expo Theater, Youth Coaches Session, Question & Answer Forums, Meetings and more! Evening events such as the Hall of Fame Banquet and Hot Stoves will be held at the Marriott Marquis.

The ABCA will have discounted rates for attendees at both of these hotels as well several additional Official ABCA Convention hotels. All Official ABCA Convention hotels will offer easy access to the McCormick Place and surrounding dining and entertainment options! The discounted room blocks will open to current 2020-21 ABCA members as part of the Priority Convention Registration process in August. Convention registration and the discounted hotel blocks will open to new and former members beginning September 1.

Marriott MarquisMarriott Marquis Chicago

2121 S Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

The 2022 ABCA Convention hotel room block is not yet open.

Priority Convention & Hotel Registration will open for current 2020-21 ABCA members in AugustConvention registration & hotel blocks will open to new and former members on September 1, 2021

Hyatt RegencyHyatt Regency

2233 S Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

The 2022 ABCA Convention hotel room block is not yet open. 

Priority Convention & Hotel Registration will open for current 2020-21 ABCA members in AugustConvention registration & hotel blocks will open to new and former members on September 1, 2021

Air Transportation

Airplane over ChicagoThe McCormick Place is just 10 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 20 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Chicago O'Hare is the sixth-busiest airport in the world and serves as a hub for both American Airlines and United Airlines and a focus city for Frontier and Spirit Airlines. Meanwhile, Chicago Midway is the largest operating base for Southwest Airlines.

 

Ground Transportation & Parking

Public Transportation:


CTA L LineThe Chicago Transit Authority “L” trains provide service to McCormick Place and Downtown Chicago from both international airports.

From O’Hare International Airport: The CTA “Blue” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the Blue Line from O’Hare and transfer to a south-bound Green Line train at Clark and Lake. Note, in the Loop the Blue Line is a Subway Train and the Green Line is an elevated train, a free transfer is available at Clark and Lake.

From Midway Airport: The CTA “Orange” line provides service to and from the airport. Take the train to the Roosevelt Street Station (Subway) and transfer to the elevated Green Line Station. Continue on the southbound Green Line train for 1-stop to the Cermak-McCormick Place station.

The Cermark-McCormick Place Station is 2 block (0.15 miles) walk from the Northwest Corner of the McCormick Place West Building.

Taxis & Ride Shares:


Taxis are available from the local airports to the McCormick Place and surrounding hotels. Additionally, ride sharing companies such as Uber & Lyft both operate within the Chicago area. 

Car Rentals:


For attendees wishing to rent a vehicle, please be sure to take advantage of the ABCA Member Discount Program, which includes the rental car companies listed below. 



NATIONAL


Discount: Rates as low as $37/day, which includes the Full Damage Waiver
View ABCA member discount code



ENTERPRISE


Discount: Rates as low as $37/day, which includes the Full Damage Waiver
View ABCA member discount code

Parking:


Parking is available at the Official ABCA Convention hotels, McCormick Place and surrounding areas.

McCormick Center

McCormick Place:


There are three main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are in close proximity and walking distance to the convention complex and are ADA accessible.

Most ABCA functions will take part in the West Building of the McCormick Place. Lot A is the primary parking location for accessing the West Building. The General Session Clinics and Trade Show will take place on Level 4 so parking on Level 4 of the deck will provide the easiest access to ABCA events. Lot A is also the only lot of the three that allows overnight parking. Credit Cards are accepted at each of the parking pay stations and exit lanes.


McCormick Place Parking Lot Addresses: 

  • Lot A (Closest to ABCA Events) – 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
Lot A is a six-level garage adjacent to the West Building and has covered walkways directly into the McCormick Place, Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. The parking rate is $25 for up to 16 hours and $38 from 16 to 24 hours. There are no in-and-out privileges. Overnight parking is available in Lot A only. The General Session Clinics and Trade Show will take place on Level 4 so parking on Level 4 of the deck will provide the easiest access to ABCA events.

  • Lot B – 3050 South Moe Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Lot B is an outdoor surface parking lot located at 31st Street near Lake Shore Drive South and Moe Drive. The parking rate is a flat fee of $16 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours, however, overnight parking is not available.

  • Lot C – Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Lot C is an underground garage. The parking rate is a flat fee of $25 per day with no in-and-out privileges. This parking lot is open throughout event hours, however, overnight parking is not available.

Marriott Marquis Chicago:


The Marriott Marquis Chicago offers both off-site and valet parking. Off-site parking is $23/hourly or $38/daily while valet parking is $54/daily.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place:


The Hyatt Regency offers both self and valet parking. The ABCA has secured a 20% discount off the listed parking prices below. The current listed parking rates are as follows:

Self-Parking:
  • 1/2 hour to 1 hour – $21/hourly
  • 1 hour to 3 hours – $25/hourly
  • 3 hours to 9 hours – $31/hourly
  • 9 hours to 24 hours – $38/hourly
  • Overnight guests 0-24 hours (includes in/out privileges) – $38/overnight

Valet:
  • $54/daily