CC Spotlight Chattanooga Convention Center
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CC Snapshot: Chattanooga Convention Center

Location: 1 Carter St, Chattanooga, TN

Year Built: Opened in 1985

Square Footage: The CCC has 100,800 sq.ft. of column-free exhibit space (four halls), 21 meeting rooms & 19,000 sq.ft. of divisible ballroom space on one level.

Parking: The CCC’s garage has 1,200 spaces and 3,500 spaces are connected to the CCC by bridges.

Wi-Fi: The CCC claims it has the “fastest internet in the western hemisphere.” Chattanooga became the first U.S. city to have a citywide gigabit network in 2010, earning it the nickname “Gig City.” The city-owned fiber internet reached 10 gigabit speeds in 2015.

Hotels: There are more than 2,500 hotel rooms in downtown Chattanooga.

Airport Info: 10.4 miles from the Chattanooga Airport, about an 18-minute drive

Fun Fact #1: The CCC is one of the nation’s top 10 green CCs.

Fun Fact #2: In 2009 the CCC committed to an in-house, locally-sourced, customizable F&B offering for groups, and it was the first CC in the country to incorporate a farm-to-table program.

Fun Fact #3: The CCC is designed to use natural light throughout the exhibition area. The CCC is the nation’s first to incorporate “photovoltaic” lighting; this technology allows sunlight to filter in through 30-foot ceiling openings and complement the building’s artificial light. This lighting has proven “mood-enhancing” capabilities.


This story originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 10-11. For original layout, visit

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