America’s Center Convention Complex
Location: 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri
Year built: Opened in 1977
Square Footage: The ACCC is 1.7 million sq.ft. with 502,000 sq.ft. of exhibit space in the Cervantes Convention Center, with a 28,000 sq.ft. ballroom, 80 meeting rooms, the 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre, the 67,000-seat Dome at America’s Center and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center which provides a professional, private and intimate environment for up to 100 people.
Parking: The ACCC’s Seventh Street garage has 900 spaces—more parking is available in garages and surface lots throughout downtown St. Louis.
Wi-Fi: Internet and telecommunication services are highly adaptable, allowing multiple events to access it at different security levels depending on the needs of each event.
Hotels: There are more than 300 hotels in the city, with more than 17,000 rooms.
Airport Info: It’s a 14-mile drive from the St. Louis Airport (STL) to The Dome at America’s Center.
Fun Fact #1: The Dome at America’s Center was formerly the home of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams (now the L.A. Rams) and the XFL’s St. Louis BattleHawks.
Fun Fact #2: Funds have been approved for the AC Next Gen Project, which is set to greatly expand the ACCC.
Fun Fact #3: On January 27, 1999, more than 104,000 people filled the America’s Center complex to participate in the Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II. It was reported to be the largest indoor gathering ever held in the U.S.
This story originally appeared in the Mar./Apr. 2021 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 10. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_mar-apr_2021