Spokane: Convention Facilities
The Spokane Convention Center is located on the banks of the Spokane River in the downtown district. The facility consists of 58,000 square feet of convention and banquet space along with 20,000 square feet of storage space. Renovation of the Convention Center is ongoing, with a projected completion date of 2007. At that time, the Center will have grown to over 100,000 square feet and will have expanded convention facilities, as well as new exhibition and display space. The adjoining 28,000-square-foot Washington State International Agricultural Trade Center, with a 300-seat theater expands the capacity, offering space to more than 8,000 people. The 2,700-seat Spokane Opera House is located within the Convention Center. The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena provides 173,100 square feet of exhibit space and festival seating for 12,500 people. The Joe A. Albi Stadium is a large outdoor arena that seats 28,500 people.
More than 2,000 hotel rooms are available within walking distance of the major convention sites in Spokane; about 6,800 hotel rooms total exist in the surrounding area. Most of the larger hotels maintain ample facilities for conventions such as banquet space, conference rooms, and ballrooms.
Convention Information: Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau, 801 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201; telephone (509)624-1341
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