Location: 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Opened: July 1967
Square Footage: At 1.8 million sq.ft. spanning 53 acres, it joined the ranks of the “1-million-sq.ft. club” list in 2017. It offers 1 million+ sq.ft. of exhibit space; 352,000 sq.ft. of meeting space; 176,000 sq.ft. of pre-function lobby space; 200,000 sq.ft. of outdoor venue space (the Arena Plaza, Palm Court & Grand Plaza); 238,000 sq.ft. (three ballrooms), 99 meeting rooms and 7,500 theater-style stadium seats in the Arena.
Parking: There’s seven parking lots/garages ringing the ACC and it does have agreements with overflow lots close by if needed and available. Price varies per show – usually beginning at $18-20.
Hotels: 111 hotels (22,183 rooms) within two miles of the ACC, including 41 properties (8,749 rooms) within a ½-mile walking distance. The “ACC Campus” includes the Hilton Anaheim (1,576 rooms and 150,000 sq.ft. of function space); the Anaheim Marriott (1,030 rooms & 100,000 sq.ft. of function space); the Sheraton Park Hotel (486 guest rooms and 30,000 sq.ft. of function space) and, opening in 2020, the Westin Anaheim (613 rooms and 42,000 sq.ft. of function space).
Airport Info: Accessible from four major airports—John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) is 13 miles away; Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 18 miles away; Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 34 miles away; and LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is 35 miles away.
Transportation: The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) provides rail, bus, taxi and other services for daily commuters and visitors. The Disneyland Resort Express bus provides service from the John Wayne Airport to Disneyland or Anaheim Resort hotels.
Wi-Fi: The ACC features a newly upgraded wired and wireless network with an industry-best 10 GB connection from Smart City Networks. Free WiFi accessibility is available throughout the ACC. PSAV, the ACC’s on-site, preferred production partner, supports the A/V rigging and meeting needs during events.
Fun Fact #1: The ACC is within a 20-minute drive to the Pacific Ocean and a 42-mile stretch of Orange County coastline and enjoys an average temperature of 67 degrees with nearly 300 days of sunshine, and just 13 inches of rain annually (no snow).
Fun Fact #2: It hosts the NAMM Show, VidCon, BlizzCon, Anime Expo, D2sw3 expo, WonderCon, to name a few and it was the site for the 1984 Summer Olympics wrestling competition and will host indoor volleyball during the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Fun Fact #3: The ACC was a filming location for Star Trek: Picard and will make an appearance in the show as a part of Starfleet Headquarters.
This story originally appeared in the January/February issue of Exhibit City News, p. 10. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/exhibitcitynews_janfeb_2020