Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

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Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Industry Expo center
Founded 1989
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, commonly known as McPier or MPEA, is a corporation that owns and manages Navy Pier and McCormick Place in Chicago.

McPier was created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1989 by the "Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act".[1] The authority's responsibilities in the McCormick Place campus include the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel.[2]

McPier is currently building the 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena. When it opens in 2017, it will be home to the men's and women's basketball teams of DePaul University.[3]


  1. ^ "Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "About MPEA". Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
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