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CC Snapshot: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Location: 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia

Year Opened: 1993, after renovating the Reading Terminal (built in 1893)

Square Footage: After a 2011 expansion, it has 2 million sq.ft. with 679,000+-sq.ft. of exhibit hall space, 7 halls and 82 meeting rooms across 4 levels, & the largest ballroom in the Northeast.

Parking: The PCC garage has 540 spaces with street and lot parking nearby.

Wi-Fi: The PCC uses Xirrus Arrays and XMS with a 10 GB Backbone for optimum speed and scalable delivery.

Hotels: There are 13,500+ hotel rooms in walking distance of the PCC, with two attached—the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown with 1,400 rooms and the Aloft Hotel.

Airport Info: It’s about 10 miles from PHL airport and a 27- minute SEPTA train ride for $8.

Fun Fact #1: ASM Global has privately managed and operated the PCC since Dec. 1, 2013.

Fun Fact #2: The “L”-shaped complex occupies four city blocks and includes the former headhouse, a 9-story office building that contained the passenger station and RR offices; the trainshed, north of the headhouse and 20 feet above street level with a single-span arched roof structure (the world’s oldest surviving); and Reading Terminal Market below.

Website: www.paconvention.com

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