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70,000 total sq. ft. of meeting and event space

Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center

1001 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 852-7300
Fax: (661) 861-9904

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Convention Center Location

Convention Center Summary

Total Meeting Rooms: 13   Distance from Airport: 6 miles
Total Meeting Space (sf): 70,000   Tax Rate (%): 7.50%
Largest Ballroom Space (sf): n/a   Relative Location: Downtown
Metro Population: 807,407   MSA Rank: 62

Convention Center Description

The Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center is the largest event facility in Bakersfield. With nearly 300 days of sun each year, attendees can walk to many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues located a few blocks from the Center in downtown Bakersfield. The complex is professionally managed by SMG, the industry leader in venue operations. 

The complex offers over 70,000 total sq. ft. of meeting and event space and 13 breakout rooms.

The 29,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall is perfect for a large convention or exhibit area. The adjacent theater includes 3,000 permanent seats with great sightlines and a modern stagehouse.

The lobby is perfect for registration and additional exhibit space. The lobby is connected via  indoor walkway with the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center and its ballroom.

The adjacent Rabobank Arena offers 20,000 sq. ft. of floor space, 10,000 permanent seats, full video and audio capabilities.

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
Other Equipment Other Equipment 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
Marriott at the Convention Center 0.1 250 (661) 323-1900 Official Site
Best Western 0.2 89 (661) 327-4064 Official Site
Hampton Inn 1.5 93 (661) 633-0333 Official Site
Red Roof Inn 1.5 40 (661) 336-0475 Official Site
La Quinta Inn 1.8 128 (661) 325-7400 Official Site

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