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174,000 square feet of exhibition/meeting space

McAllen Convention Center

700 Convention Center Boulevard
McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 681-3800
Fax: (956) 681-3840

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Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 16   Distance from Airport: 3 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 174,000   Tax Rate (%): 8.25%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): 10,659   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 741,152   MSA Rank: 68

Convention Center Description

The McAllen Convention Center, which opened in March of 2007, was designed to capture the elements of its surroundings, with bi-cultural themes and tropical accents.

McAllen has always been where the movers and shakers in South Texas meet. This amazing city offers spectacular, technologically advanced convention facilities and capabilities. Our world-class Convention Center beautifully handles a small business meeting or convention of up to 1,200 attendees.

And once the meeting is over, a world of fun awaits attendees and their families – everything from thousands of acres of wilderness waiting to be wandered to our lively 17th Street that sizzles after the sun goes down. This business-friendly city in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley has the right accommodations, attitude and activities to make your meeting make you look good. In short, McAllen is your ideal convention location.


Versatile Space & Accomodations

Convention Center located on 18.5 acre park setting

174,000 square feet of exhibition/meeting space accommodates up to 1,200 attendees

60,000 sq. ft. column-free exhibit hall

4 ballrooms; up to 16 breakout rooms

2,400 convention quality hotel rooms within 1 1/2 miles of Convention Center

Total of 6,000 rooms within the area – all priced right


Easy Access, Travel and Transportation

City within 150 miles of 10 million people

Easy to get to McAllen with multiple daily flights to/from Dallas, Houston, Memphis

McAllen Miller International Airport less than 10 minutes from the Center

Excellent bus/shuttle service to all points McAllen 

Services & Amenities

Audio/Visual Audio/Visual Equipment Available
Business Center: Copy/print Copier/Printer Available
Catering Catering Available
Dressing Rooms Dressing Rooms 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
Rope and Stanchion Section Rope and Stanchion Section 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
Spring Hill Suites 0.6 102 (956) 682-6336 Official Site
Homewood Suites 0.7 114 (956) 630-0500 Official Site
Hampton Inn & Suites 1.5 112 (956) 661-1100 Official Site
Rennaisance Casa de Palmas 1.5 141 (956) 631-1101 Official Site
La Quinta Inn 1.7 120 (956) 687-1101 Official Site

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