TINLEY PARK, Ill.--(Tinley Park Convention Center experience none of that.)--When convention-goers visit a premier facility, they expect arduous traffic, tortuous routes and expensive parking. However, visitors to the
“We – and our visitors – are so fortunate that we are just off of I-80”
Facility parking fees, as high as $50 a day, are non-existent here. The Center boasts 1,500 free parking spaces in a well-lit, easily accessible lot, rare in high-end facilities.
“When planners mention ‘free parking’ on meeting and conference materials, it always generates good feelings about the event,” said Daniel Fitzgerald, Director of Sales at the Center. “It’s one less expense for visitors and one more benefit to hosting an event in Tinley Park.”
Getting to the Convention Center is also a cinch. It is located at the intersection of east-west-running Interstate 80 and Harlem Avenue, a major thoroughfare that bisects and connects all Chicagoland along its north-to-south route.
“We – and our visitors – are so fortunate that we are just off of I-80,” said Daniel Fitzgerald, Director of Sales. “All of the major expressways feed into I-80. We are just over 3 miles from the interchange with I-57, about 6 miles from the I-355 interchange, about 7 miles from the I-294 interchange and about 20 miles from I-55. It’s a logistic dream come true and makes traveling here very simple.”
Many participants in the upcoming Illinois Republican State Convention will be traveling from central and downstate Illinois. “Whichever expressway travelers choose, they have a straight shot here. Directions are easy to give and easy to follow.”
Travelers by train have it easy too. The Metra Rock Island trains travel between the LaSalle Street Station in Chicago’s Loop and Joliet’s Union Station, stopping at Tinley Park two train stations, the Oak Park Avenue station, selected by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 150 Great Places in Illinois, and the 80th Avenue train station, also an architectural gem. With a pre-arranged free shuttle to and from the Convention Center itself, that form of transportation is less than $11.
“Our goal is to bring people to our beautiful facility,” said Fitzgerald. “With the ease of road travel, the convenience of train travel and our free parking, it’s very easy to get here.”