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SEP 2016

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September 2016 28 www.sportseventsmagazine.com 2016 Guide To Sports-Friendly Convention Centers Special Feature: CONVENTION CENTERS Convention Centers throughout the U.S. were asked to update their information in detail with SportsEvents prior to publication. Only those that confirmed their data were included. Alabama BIRMINGHAM Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex P. O. Box 13347 (35202-3347) 2100 R. Arrington Jr. Blvd. N (35203) Phone: (205) 458-8400 Fax: (205) 458-8438 Website: www.bjcc.org Metro Area Rooms: 16,000 Meeting Rooms: 90 Exhibit Space: 220,000 Guest Room: 1,051 Continguous Exhibit Space: 220,000 Meeting Cap: 5,000 Banq Cap: 6,500 Arena Cap: 19,000 Connecticut DANBURY O'Neill Center 181 White St., Western Connecticut State University Blvd. (06810) Phone: (203) 837-8348 Fax: (203) 837-8345 Website: www.wcsu.edu Florida DAYTONA BEACH Ocean Center 101 N Atlantic Ave. (32118) Phone: (386) 254-4500 Toll Free: (800) 858-6444 Fax: (386) 254-4512 Email: adaniels@oceancenter.com Website: www.oceancenter.com Contact: Angela Daniels, Director of Sales, Metro Area Rooms: 5,000 Lgst. Area Room Block: 1,300 Meeting Rooms: 32 Exhibit Space: 200,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 93,028 Meeting Cap: 9,312 Banq Cap: 1,008 Arena Cap: 9,300 Venues Available For: Gymnastics, cheer - Comments: The Ocean Center is located in the core area of Daytona Beach, only steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. The center 32 meeting rooms. Accommodations include - tions within walking distance. Only 10 minutes from Daytona International Airport. SEE AD ON PAGE 37 PENSACOLA Pensacola Bay Center 201 E Gregory St. (32502) Phone: (850) 432-0800 Fax: (850) 432-1707 Website: www.pensacolabaycenter.com Meeting Rooms: 12 Exhibit Space: 33,571 Meeting Cap: 300 Banq Cap: 1,500 Arena Cap: 9,450 Georgia ALPHARETTA Alpharetta CVB 178 S Main St., Suite 200 (30009) Phone: (678) 297-2811 Toll Free: (877) 202-5961 Fax: (678) 297-9197 Email: beth@awesomealpharetta.com Website: www.awesomealpharetta.com Contact: Beth Brown, Director of Sales Metro Area Rooms: 2,763 Meeting Rooms: 8 Exhibit Space: 44,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 22,671 Meeting Cap: 2,000 Banq Cap: 800 Venues Available For: Indoor sports, mat sports. Comments: Arriving 2018 - Alpharetta Conference Center! Alpharetta's newest event venue will feature 44,000 square feet of flexi- entertainment at Alpharetta's resort style desti- nation, Avalon. Call today to learn more! SEE AD ON PAGE 12 ATHENS Classic Center 300 N Thomas St. (30601) Phone: (706) 208-0900 Fax: (706) 548-0870 Website: www.classiccenter.com Meeting Rooms: 30 Exhibit Space: 80,000 Guest Room: 1,500 Continguous Exhibit Space: 56,000 Meeting Cap: 6,000 Banq Cap: 2,800 Arena Cap: 2,100 COLUMBUS Columbus, GA Sports Council P. O. Box 1519 (31902) 100 Fourth St. (31901) Phone: (706) 660-1996 Fax: (706) 225-4533 Email: msherman@columbusga.org Website: www.columbusgasports.com Contact: Merri Sherman, CSEE, Executive Director Metro Area Rooms: 4,600+ Meeting Rooms: 17 Exhibit Space: 182,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 31,315 Meeting Cap: 590 Banq Cap: 1,376 Arena Cap: 10,000 Venues Available For: Martial arts, cheer- leading, dance, gymnastics, boxing, hockey rds. Comments: The Columbus Convention Iron Works. Situated on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, the Trade Center is a local landmark of the downtown area. The 10,000-seat Civic Center is a beautiful multi-purpose venue. Both venues are located conveniently to first-class sleeping accommo- SEE AD ON PAGE 44 Hawaii HONOLULU Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Ave. (96815) Phone: (808) 943-3500 Email: info@hccaeg.com Website: www.hawaiiconvention.com Contact: Vickie Omura, Metro Area Rooms: 30,000 Meeting Rooms: 47 Exhibit Space: 1.1 Million Continguous Exhibit Space: 200,000 Meeting Cap: 459 Banq Cap: 9,500 Venues Available For: Volleyball, futsal, bad- Comments: Surrounded by Inspiration. On and off the courts. The Hawaii Convention Center is the perfect venue for sports tourna- ments of any size. All in a convenient location near gorgeous Waikiki that offers fun for the whole family. SEE AD ON PAGE 33 Illinois COLLINSVILLE Gateway Center One Gateway Dr. (62234) Phone: (618) 345-8998 Fax: (618) 345-9024 Website: www.gatewaycenter.com Metro Area Rooms: 850 Lgst. Area Room Block: 180 Meeting Rooms: 17 Exhibit Space: 50,000 Guest Room: 236 Continguous Exhibit Space: 40,000 Meeting Cap: 4,000 Banq Cap: 2,000 Indiana SOUTH BEND Century Center, Managed by SMG 120 South Saint Joseph St. (46601) Phone: (574) 235-9711 Fax: (574) 235-9185 Website: www.centurycenter.org Metro Area Rooms: 4,000 Lgst. Area Room Block: 290 Meeting Rooms: 18 Exhibit Space: 75,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 24,472 Meeting Cap: 2,400 Banq Cap: 1,400 Iowa COUNCIL BLUFFS Mid-America Center One Arena Way (51501) Website: caesars.com/casinos/mid-ameri- ca-center/hotel-casino/ Metro Area Rooms: 4,000+ Meeting Rooms: 10 Exhibit Space: 64,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 30,000 Meeting Cap: 3,333 Banq Cap: 1,200 Arena Cap: 6,700

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