ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92802
Telephone: (714) 765-8950
Convention Center (opened 1967)
About the Anaheim Convention Center
Now one of the largest and most sophisticated convention facilities on the West Coast, the Anaheim Convention Center opened in 1967 offering the Anaheim Arena (listed under arenas) and what is now Hall A, a 150,000 sq.ft. exhibition facility.
After expansions in 1982, 1990, 1993 and 2000, the facility now offers 815,000 sq.ft. of quality exhibition space in four main exhibition halls, plus 130,000 additional square feet of meeting and ballroom space, plus the Anaheim Arena. The facility provided day-village and warm-up and training space in 1984 for the Olympic wrestling competition taking place in the Arena and can be configured to accommodate numerous sporting events, using portable bleachers or folding chairs.
Continuously busy, the facility hosts more than 1,300 events annually.
In addition to the Arena, the Convention Center offers a main exhibit hall level (four halls), a lower exhibit level (one hall) and two levels of meeting rooms, with a giant ballroom on the third (highest) level.
The floor is concrete, with excellent lighting and flexible access to power, water, air and communications throughout the facility.
•Location and parking:
The Convention Center is located on Katella Avenue, immediately south of Disneyland. From the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, use the Katella exit to access the Center. Due to its proximity to Disneyland, there are thousands of hotel rooms surrounding the facility.
The City of Anaheim built and manages the Convention Center. Inquiries concerning use of the facility should be directed to Rose Chavira, Senior Booking Coordinator, at (714) 765-8924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center is organized on four levels. At the bottom is level "0" which offers Hall E, a 143,474 sq.ft. space. Level 1 is the main floor, with four connected halls plus the Arena. On this level are Hall A, 145,841 sq.ft.; Hall B, 147,335 sq.ft.; Hall C, 155,673 sq.ft. and Hall D, the largest at 221,284 sq.ft. There is also 71,889 sq.ft. of pre-function space running alongside the exhibit halls and another 10,800 sq.ft. of a transitional space between the exhibit halls and the Arena. Exhibit halls on the first level have ceiling heights of 20 feet or more.
On Level 2 are 35 meeting rooms, available in varying configurations with collapsible doors that allow combining or separate spaces as needed. On Level 3 are eight more meeting rooms, plus an enormous ballroom of 38,058 sq.ft., which can be sub-divided into five sections if desired.
The exhibit hall floors are concrete and are serviced by 37 truck bays for easy loading and strike. Lighting is excellent at more than 100 footcandles on the floor level. Upstairs meeting rooms are carpeted and can accept near any kind of audio-visual support.
There are more than 5,000 parking spaces on-site or in adjacent structures.