At the 2009 "Official Best of New Mexico'' awards, the Albuquerque Convention Center was named the state's "Best Event & Meeting Venue.'' Its 2,300-seat Kiva Auditorium has hosted such celebrities as Duran Duran, Norah Jones, and Jerry Seinfeld. Its calendar features events as diverse as the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Indian Arts and Crafts Association Spring Market, and the Jehovah's Witnesses Circuit Assembly.
The facility has some 167,000 square feet of exhibit space, almost two-thirds of which is contiguous and column-free space. There are 27 flexible meeting rooms for gatherings of anywhere from 10 to 1,110 people. The Ballroom alone covers 31,000 square feet and can handle banquets for up to 2,000 guests or general sessions for 2,500 participants.
Services available include rental of audio-visual equipment, meal catering, Internet access, event management, and more. The exclusive food and beverage provider at the Albuquerque Convention Center is SMG, a leader in public facility management with an excellent team of chefs, banquet managers, waiters, and support staff.
The Albuquerque Convention Center is located between Marquette and Tijeras avenues in the heart of the downtown at 401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Some 1,500 parking spaces are available for $6 per vehicle at the Convention Center Garage on Martin Luther King Boulevard at Broadway. Overflow parking can be found in the Civic Plaza garage at Marquette and 3rd Street.