Savannah Convention Center
Location: One International Drive, Hutchinson Island, Savannah, GA
Year built: Opened in 2000
Size: The SCC is 330,000 sq.ft. and contains 103,000 sq.ft. of exhibit space, a 42,000-sq.ft. ballroom and 23,000 sq.ft. of meeting space in 13 rooms, a 367-seat auditorium and four boardrooms
Parking: 1,200 onsite parking spaces and the current fees are $5/day for cars, but that may be subject to change depending on the event. There are several nearby parking garages and lots within reasonable walking distance that are not associated directly with the CC.
Wi-Fi: Internet and telecommunication services are provided by the venue’s partner CCLD Networks for a fee which varies depending on the event.
Hotels: There are more than 200 hotels in the city, many with river views
Airport Info: The SCC is 18 miles from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, about a 20-minute drive.
Fun Fact #1: The Convention Center is on seven-mile-long Hutchinson Island, across the Savannah River from the main city of Savannah. The island is about a mile wide at its widest point.
Fun Fact #2: A free three minute ferry ride takes visitors to and from The Savannah Belles Ferry landing, which is a convenient connection to Savannah’s famed River Street and Historic District. The ferries are all named for women who helped shape the city’s history.
Fun Fact #3: The SCC offers visitors a taste of Savannah culture with unique artwork from more than 40 local artists throughout the facility. Nearly every piece is for sale. The work is changed out twice a year and the public is invited to the opening, Arts Across the River.
This story originally appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2021 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 10-11. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_jan-feb_2021