McCormick Place’s newest venue provides an innovative and technologically advanced addition to campus
From coffee to cocktails, venue available to campus guests and for private events
February 14, 2020 — The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), in partnership with Comcast, announced that THE TAP Powered by Xfinity will officially open March 2020 at McCormick Place. The new 6,000-square-foot multifaceted space will provide a tech-forward, lounge-like atmosphere for campus guests to work, dine and socialize. The venue will also be available for business meetings and private events.
THE TAP Powered by Xfinity is conveniently located on the concourse connecting the West Building, Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marquis and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The dynamic new space will be equipped with ultra-fast WiFi, a huge nine-screen media wall, multiple digital displays, and an interactive light sculpture made up of 800 LED bulbs, whose patterns and colors guests will be able to control from their WiFi-connected devices. The space will also feature business-focused spaces, powered by Comcast Business, complete with 75” screens with presentation-sharing capabilities.
“We are thrilled for the opening of THE TAP Powered by Xfinity; it is a real game changer for our visitors and adds another element that makes McCormick Square the campus of choice for events, entertainment and meetings,” said Larita Clark, CEO of MPEA. “As the way people meet continues to evolve, innovative spaces such as THE TAP Powered by Xfinity ensure that McCormick Square remains competitive.”
“THE TAP Powered by Xfinity marries innovative technology with an attractive environment that’s visible to millions of local and international visitors,” said John Crowley, Comcast Greater Chicago Region senior vice president. “We’re honored to partner with MPEA on this exciting new venue and be part of one of the most recognized and popular meeting and convention facilities in the country.”
About the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority:
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority owns McCormick Place, the largest exhibition and meeting facility in North America, as well as the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, Marriott Marquis Chicago, and Wintrust Arena. Together, the North, South, West Building, and Lakeside Center offer 2.6 million square feet of flexible exhibition space. The authority drives $1.2 billion in economic impact annually.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
With more than 6,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region
(https://chicago.comcast.com) serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting @Comcast. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois.
About the Collection at McCormick Square
The Collection at McCormick Square offers unmatched flexibility and lets you define the space based on your needs– the space does not define your event. With access to three hotels (Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, and The Hilton at McCormick Place), a multipurpose event center, McCormick Place, you have a variety of choices of venues to choose from a bustling surrounding neighborhood that is booming with delicious dining and fun nightlife options. With more than 170 flexible breakout spaces, 6 exhibit halls, and ballrooms ranging from 9,000 to 103,000 feet, the Collection at McCormick Square provides flexibility and options for all of your meeting or event needs.