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80,000 square feet of exhibit space

Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Albany, NY 12242

(518) 474-4759
Fax: (518) 473-0558

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Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 16   Distance from Airport: 13 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 80,000   Tax Rate (%): 8%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 54,000   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 857,592   MSA Rank: 61

Convention Center Description

Located within the Plaza is the Convention Center and 80,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Convention Hall is the terraced main room of the Center and has two stages, one being a 24-foot square elevator which can be raised above floor level or dropped to loading docks at street level. Five adjoining rooms accommodate 150 persons each. A sixth meeting room, equipped with a stage, accommodates 450. Also within the Center is the Empire Center at the Egg, which houses a 982-seat main theatre, an intimate 450-seat studio theatre and a luxurious wrap-around lounge. The theatres are contained within an architectural masterpiece called “the Egg”, due to its striking spherical shape. The Convention Center opens onto the Concourse, the quarter-mile “Main Street” of the Empire Plaza which is lined with shops, restaurants, and other services. The Plaza also has a covered bus terminal which is lined with 3,000 underground parking spaces accessible by elevators. Complete catering services. Fiber Optic Network and Video Conferencing. For larger groups, additional meeting space at the Legislative Office Building and the Capitol may be arranged.

Services & Amenities

Audio/Visual Audio/Visual Equipment 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
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

Close-by Hotels

Hotel Miles/
Sleeping Rooms Phone Website
Hilton Albany 0.3 385 (855) 271-3621 Official Site
Hampton Inn & Suites 0.5 165 (518) 432-7000 Official Site
Holiday Inn Express 0.6 135 (518) 434-4111 Official Site
Hilton Garden Inn 0.9 0 (518) 396-3500 Official Site

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