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Center offers 369,132 total sq. ft. of exhibit and meeting space

Austin Convention Center

500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 404-4000
Fax: (512) 404-4416

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Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 54   Distance from Airport: 11 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 881,400   Tax Rate (%): 8.250%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 43,300   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 1,943,299   MSA Rank: 35

Convention Center Description

About the Center

The Austin Convention Center is located in the heart of the capital of Texas, one of the most affordable cities in America. The convention center has a convenient downtown location, between the shores of Town Lake and historic Sixth Street. It has easy access to I-35 and is a short distance from 5,500 downtown hotel rooms.

In terms of space, there are five contiguous and column-free exhibit halls comprising 246,097 gross square feet. These halls feature a 43,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 1,500 retractable auditorium-style seats and 54,730 square feet of meeting rooms and offices. The Austin Convention Center also offers complementary wireless internet service, capable of moving 1 billion bits of data, voice or video - at 1 billion bits per second.

The facility’s expansion has allowed events to expand their conventions, trade shows and expos. It has also brought new conventions and visitors to Austin and its convention center.

Constructed of native Texas materials, from rustic limestone to polished granite, the facility’s different facades reflect the architectural diversity of an historic and vibrant city. Most pre-function spaces have generous, attractive views of downtown Austin, and the liberal use of windows keeps this facility from getting that “closed in” feeling.

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
Guest Services Guest Services Available
Meeting Planning Meeting Planning Available
Parking (self) Self Parking Available
Security Personnel Security Personnel Available
Ticket Sellers Ticket Sellers Available
Ticket Takers Ticket Takers Available
Ushers Ushers Available


Chairs Chairs Available
Dance Floor Dance Floor Available
Electric: 0-2000 Watts Electric: 0-2000 Watts Available
High Chair & Wheel Chair High Chair & Wheel Chair Available
House Sound System House Sound System Available
Piano Piano Available
Rope and Stanchion Section Rope and Stanchion Section 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

Close-by Hotels

Hotel Miles/
Sleeping Rooms Phone Website
Hilton Austin 0.2 800 (512) 482-8000 Official Site
Radisson Hotel & Suites 0.3 413 (512) 478-9611 Official Site
Hilton Garden Inn 0.32 254 (512) 480-8181 Official Site
Embassy Suites 0.46 259 (512) 469-9000 Official Site
Hyatt Regency 0.49 448 (512) 477-1234 Official Site
Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake 0.61 321 (512) 472-8211 Official Site

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