Parking, Drop Off & Pick Up

The Team Challenge takes place in the Aon Grand ballroom at Navy Pier. Navy Pier’s address is 600 East Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.

Vehicle / Uber / Taxi – Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop Off:
Enter the North side of the pier on E. Grand Ave. Drive to the far end of the pier to Entrance 2. Use the Circle Drive at Entrance 2 to drop off students, (as indicated in Red on the Map).  Use caution, as this is also where busses will be dropping off students.  Students will be directed to enter the main doors at Lobby 3.

Pick Up: Event Concludes at 3:00 p.m. Use same directions for Pick Up as Drop Off.
Note: Please remain in your vehicle, as cars are not permitted to park in the Circle Drive.

Event Parking:
If driving and parking for the event, please use the East Garage and park as far east as possible near Door 11

Busses – Drop Off & Pick Up

Drop Off:
Enter the North side of the Pier on E. Grand Ave.  Drive to the far end of the pier to Entrance 2 Use the Circle Drive at Entrance 2 to drop off students curbside, (as indicated in Red on the Map).  Students will enter through the main doors at Lobby 3.

Pick Up:
Busses are permitted to arrive as early as 2:30 p.m. (30 minutes prior to the conclusion of the event) As busses arrive, Event Staff will assist in directing busses where to stage in the North Overlook and the along the North Side of E. Grand Ave, (as indicated in Blue on the Map). Event staff will provide each bus with a window sign indicating the School’s name.

As school teams are ready to exit Navy Pier, each teacher will call their designated driver to alert them they are ready for pick up.  Teams will be directed by Event Staff to where their bus is staged and meet them there. 

Note: No busses will be permitted to stage or pick up in the Circle Drive at Entrance 2 during the departure process in order to provide a clear and safe environment for loading other vehicles.

Large Vehicle Parking:  If you will be driving your team to the event in a vehicle that may be too large for the parking structure, please inform us prior to event day.  We will have a select number of designated parking spots held for these vehicles. Upon arrival on event day, please pull into the circle drive at Entrance 2 and drop off your students.  An Event Staff person will provide you an Event Parking Pass to be displayed in your vehicle window and direct you to your designated parking location.