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Corpus Christi's premier venue for conventions, sports, concerts and the performing arts

American Bank Center

1901 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78403

(361) 826-4100
Fax: (361) 826-4905

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Convention Center Location

Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 22   Distance from Airport: 10 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 111,148   Tax Rate (%): 8.25%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 20,000   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 416,095   MSA Rank: 113

Convention Center Description

The American Bank Center, formerly the Bayfront Plaza, is Corpus Christi's premier venue for conventions, sports, concerts and the performing arts. Located within the 500,000 square-foot American Bank Center complex are a state-of-the-art convention center, the 10,500-seat American Bank Center Arena and the 2,526-seat American Bank Center Selena Auditorium.

Recently renovated in November 2004, the American Bank Center Convention Center features 76,500 s.f. of easily accessible exhibit space in its main exhibit hall. Twenty-two (22) separate breakout rooms, a 25,000 s.f. banquet hall and 20,000 s.f. Bayview Ballroom are all conveniently contained within the convention center complex. All rooms are phone/internet-ready with either hardwire CAT-6 connections and/or wireless internet. The convention center has served more than 115,000 people since October 2004.

Attached to the convention center complex, the American Bank Center Arena is home to the ICERAYS hockey team, the Texas A&M University basketball teams, and the Corpus Christi Hammerheads. This brand new facility is the perfect location for large general sessions. In its first year of operation, the arena will have hosted close to 120 events: everything from general sessions to circuses, rodeos, live entertainment concerts and performances, and much else in between. Nearly 400,000 thousand people have walked through the arena doors since it first opened in November 2005, and 11 events were full houses.

Also attached to the convention center, the 2,526-seat Selena Auditorium is an acoustically superb performing arts hall featuring plush seating. It too is often used as a general session venue, as well as the ideal location for ballets, symphonic performances, operas, and all types of arts entertainment. On average, the Selena Auditorium is used approximately 150 times per year. These facilities at the American Bank Center together make Corpus Christi a great location for any meeting, convention, or performance.

Services & Amenities

Audio/Visual Audio/Visual Equipment Available
Box Office Personnel Box Office Personnel Available
Business Center: Copy/print Copier/Printer Available
Catering Catering Available
Dressing Rooms Dressing Rooms Available
Electrician (on-site) On-Site Electrician Available
Meeting Planning Meeting Planning Available
Parking (self) Self Parking Available
Security Personnel Security Personnel Available
Ticket Sellers Ticket Sellers Available


Chairs Chairs Available
Dance Floor Dance Floor Available
Electric: 0-2000 Watts Electric: 0-2000 Watts Available
House Sound System House Sound System Available
Modular Seating Modular Seating Available
Rope and Stanchion Section Rope and Stanchion Section Available
Satellite Services Satellite Services Available
Sound Equipment Sound Equipment Available
Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Tables, Skirting and Vinyl Covering Available
Telecom: Credit Card Lines Telecom: Credit Card Lines Available
Telecom: Fax Lines Telecom: Fax Lines Available
Telecom: ISDN Lines Telecom: ISDN Lines Available
Telecom: Modem Lines Telecom: Modem Lines Available
Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Telecom: Multi-Line Phones Available
Telecom: Shared Ethernet Telecom: Shared Ethernet Available
Telecom: Single Line Voice Telecom: Single Line Voice Available
Telecom: Speaker Phone Telecom: Speaker Phone Available
Videoconferencing Videoconferencing Available
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Available

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