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State-of-the-art convention center



DCU Center

50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608
USA

(508) 755-6800

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Fax: (508) 929-0111

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Convention Center Location

Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 11   Distance from Airport: 5 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 100,000   Tax Rate (%): 6.25%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 12,144   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 803,701   MSA Rank: 58

Convention Center Description

For over 25 years, the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts has been recognized as the gathering place for people to experience the finest in entertainment, sporting events and public functions. Hailed as one of the most successful entertainment and convention facilities in the nation, the DCU Center opened its doors in September 1982 with the legendary Frank Sinatra Inaugural Concert. Since that time, acts of all musical genres have found their way to the arena stage. From rock to rap, country to contemporary, millions of fans from all over the world have come to the DCU Center to see their favorite performers. 

The facility expanded in 1997 with the opening of an attached state-of-the-art convention center that features panoramic views of downtown Worcester. The complex, described as an architectural gem, added 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, 11 meeting rooms, a 12,144 square foot ballroom (the largest in Central Massachusetts) and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The facility’s 100,000-plus square feet of exhibit space is filled by consumer shows, trade shows, conventions, conferences, and other public and private functions year-round. Across the street, a conveniently located headquarters hotel for the facility, the Hilton Garden Inn, opened in October 2006. 

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
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

Equipment

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
Stage Sections Stage Sections 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/
CVB
Sleeping Rooms Phone Website
Hilton Garden Inn 0.22 199 (508) 753-5700 Official Site
Holiday Inn Express Downtown 0.28 96 (508) 757-0400 Official Site
Courtyard by Marriott 0.7 134 (508) 363-0300 Official Site
Beechwood Hotel 1.75 73 (508) 754-5789 Official Site
Residence Inn 2.32 129 (508) 753-6300 Official Site

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