First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre opened in 1990 and has been playing host to big-name acts ever since. Found in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, this open-air venue can accommodate up to 28,000 spectators, and every year, more than 400,000 people attend its various events. The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre is actually the largest outdoor concert venue in the Midwest and has the highest reserved outdoor seating capacity in the country. This, in conjunction with the overall quality of the shows, helps to explain the high number of annual guests. Teaming up with the amphitheatre to bring big name acts to the stage is Live Nation Entertainment—a Beverly Hills-based company that owns the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre and also has an interest in a variety of other venues around the United States.

Hotels Near First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Hotels Near First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Hotels Near First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

The address for the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre is 19100 Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois. This puts it in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and within easy enough reach of many Chicago hotels. Since it is a bit of a drive from downtown Chicago to Tinley Park, however, many people who are interested in catching a First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre show look to stay at one of the hotels within the venue’s more immediate area. In Tinley Park proper, those hotels that are particularly close to the amphitheatre include the Holiday Inn Tinley Park Convention Center (pictured), the Fairfield Inn Chicago Tinley Park, the Hampton Inn Chicago Tinley Park, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Tinley Park, the Comfort Inn & Suites Tinley Park, the Sleep Inn Tinley Park, and the Wingate by Wyndham Tinley Park. Several other hotels, most of which are also chain brand establishments, can be found in Tinley Park and such other area suburbs as Orland Park and Matteson. They are also worth keeping in mind when trying to find accommodations that are just minutes from the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Seating Chart

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Seating Chart
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Seating Chart

The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre has over 12,000 outdoor seats that must be reserved by purchasing seat specific tickets. There are also general admission tickets, which allow patrons to watch the shows from a lawn area. Accessible seating is available for guests with special needs. Regardless of where patrons hope to sit, they are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the rules in regards to what they are allowed or not allowed to bring in. Items that are generally not permitted inside the venue include weapons, alcohol, drugs, high profile lawn chairs, umbrellas, laser pointers, ice chests, skates, banners, beach balls, frisbees, fireworks, and video and audio recording devices (unless otherwise noted).

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Parking

Most people who are attending an event at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre choose to arrive by way of car. Other options include taking a limo, bus, or RV to the show. Unless otherwise noted, general parking for cars is included in the price of a ticket. Patrons who are driving to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre also have the option of paying for a Premier Parking spot. Premier Parking is located close to the front gates and is held until show time. Limo Parking and Oversized Vehicle Parking also require additional charges.

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