Sign In
  • Company overview

    Convening in America’s fifth-largest city packs more value than ever. Located in the center of a vibrant walkable downtown, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues is mere steps from a variety of urban eateries, live music, professional sports, art museums and more. In fact, downtown’s Roosevelt Row was recently named one of the 10 Best City Arts Districts in America by USA Today. So whether you’re looking for restaurants featured on The Food Network, or just wanting to take in some local culture, downtown Phoenix has something for everyone.

    Named one of the top-10 convention center facilities in the country, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues offers more than 900,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space, including a 312,500 sq. ft. main exhibit hall and a 46,000 sq ft ballroom. Conveniences include 99 meeting rooms, 61 loading docks (22 of which are climate controlled), exhibit halls with pre-scored floors and an Executive Conference Center – all complimented by a 2,312 seat Symphony Hall and the 1,364 seat historic Orpheum Theatre.

    The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues was recently in the international spotlight with the 2015 NFL Experience and Media Center for Super Bowl XLIX. The Orpheum Theatre was the hottest ticket in town when the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon filmed their live performance and, not to be outdone, Symphony Hall hosted the nationally televised NFL Honors show.

    Phoenix has nonstop service from 80 US and 20 international destinations, so getting to and from “America’s Friendliest Airport” is both easy and affordable. The Phoenix Convention Center is four miles from Sky Harbor International Airport. Guests flying into Phoenix have multiple transportation options, including the Metro Light Rail, which has dedicated stops at the Convention Center. There are more than 3,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Phoenix Convention Center and more that 6,000 hotel rooms located along the Metro Light Rail System.

    With more than 325 days of sunshine a year, the weather is almost always permitting. There are so many things to do, and with an average temperature of 72 degrees, it's easy to see why Phoenix is an ideal destination for your next event.

  • Articles & Awards

    The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues have been recognized by national and local organizations for outstanding customer service, architectural design and environmentally-friendly initiatives. Below are some of our recent recognitions…

    2019:

    Phoenix Convention Center makes Exhibitor Magazine’s Top 20 Centers of Excellence list. Visit this page for details.

    CVENT ranked Phoenix No. 12 on its list of top 50 destinations for meetings, events and conferences. Visit Article

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more.Visit Article

    2018:

    TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Award for Best Music & Performance Venues: Orpheum Theatre – Winner in Theaters & Performances category

    TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Award for Best Music & Performance Venues: Symphony Hall – Winner in Live Music Venues category

    Orpheum Theatre makes Architectural Digest’s ‘most beautifully designed theaters in every state’ list, Oct 2018: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautifully-design-theater-each-state

    Read More

    #5 Cities for Conventions (MeetingSource: https://meetingsource.com/top-convention-cities-2018-usa/)

    #7 Best Convention Center in U.S. (Business Chief: https://www.businesschief.com/leadership/3679/Top-Ten-US-Convention-Centers)

    #10 Best city in America for conferences

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2017:

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2016:

    Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) awarded the Phoenix Convention Center its Performance Excellence Award – Dec. 2016

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/2015:

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2014:

    Expo magazine ranked Phoenix No. 2 destination for trade shows and events, right behind Las Vegas

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2013:

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2012:

    Business Review USA recognized Phoenix Convention Center #7 on its list of Top Ten U.S. Convention Centers – Apr 18, 2012 (http://www.businessreviewusa.com/leadership/3679/Top-Ten-US-Convention-Centers)

    Phoenix Green Team’s “Green Guru” Award for demonstrated leadership in sustainability practices and successful advancement of sustainability efforts.

    Rated as one of the top-ten convention centers in the U.S. by Business Review USA

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2011:

    Twenty-six PCC staffers earned the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) designation Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2010:

    Association Meetings Magazine Inner Circle Award - PCC voted top-rated convention center in publication's annual reader poll (selected as one of the 15 best convention centers in the nation)

    Eleven PCC staffers received Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification from the Convention Industry Council

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2009:

    Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Crescordia Award - Water Harvesting Garden

    Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award of Merit - Phoenix Convention Center Public Art Project

    Official BestOf Meeting Award - best meeting venue in Arizona (ranked PCC as the best venue to host a meeting in AZ on the http://www.officialbestof.com/ website)

    IACC - Green Star certification (International Association of Conference Centers awarded PCC their special green meetings venue designation)

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #5 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2008:

    LEED-silver certification - PCC West Building (granted by the U.S. Green Building Council for environmental construction and sustainability efforts) Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #3 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    2007:

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #6 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    1998 - 2005:

    Ranking Arizona Magazine Best of Business #1 Meeting/Convention Center 50K SF or more. https://azbigmedia.com/publication/ranking-arizona/

    *The Phoenix Convention Center has ranked for 21 years; 18 years ranked #1 and 3 years in the top ten in Ranking Arizona magazine.

  • Phoenix Convention Center & Venues — Facts

    ADDRESS

    • 100 N. Third St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    HISTORY

    Established in 1969 as a department of the City of Phoenix, the original Phoenix Civic Plaza opened in 1972:

    • • South Building constructed in 1985
    • • The Civic Plaza had interior renovations in 1996
    • • Facility underwent a $600 million expansion and changed its name to the Phoenix Convention Center
    • • West Building opened in 2006
    • • South Building renovation completed in 2008
    • • North Building opened in 2009

    OWNERSHIP

    • • The convention center is a department of the City of Phoenix.
    • • The Phoenix Convention Center Department owns and operates the Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall and five downtown parking facilities and provides maintenance for the Herberger Theater.

    FACILITY

    The Phoenix Convention Center offers nearly 1,000,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting and event space including:

    • • 312,500 square feet of continuous exhibition hall space connecting the North and West Buildings underground.
    • • 584,500 square feet of exhibition space
    • • Three carpeted ballrooms including the largest ballroom in the State of Arizona at 45,600 square feet
    • • 80,000 square feet of outdoor event space
    • • 99 meeting rooms
    • • 61 loading docks
    • • 200-seat lecture hall with built-in, rear screen audio visual capabilities

    NOTABLE EVENTS

    • • 1972 — First client in former Civic Plaza – Greenband Enterprise Boat Show
    • • 1996 — Super Bowl XXX Media Headquarters
    • • 2006 — First client in West Building (Capella University)
    • • 2008 — Super Bowl XLII Media Headquarters
    • • 2009 — First clients in North Building (USA Imaging and the American Meteorological Society)
    • • 2009 — Largest convention (National Rifle Association; 63,000 delegates)
    • • 2009 — U.S. Greenbuild Conference
    • • 2009 — NBA All-Star Jam Session
    • • 2010 — WWE Fan Axxess
    • • 2011 — MLB All-Star Fan Fest
    • • 2015 — Super Bowl XLIX Fan Experience and Media Headquarters
    • • 2017 — NCAA Men’s Final Four Fan Fest
    • • 2019 — WWE Royal Rumble Fan Axxess Coming Soon
    • • 2023 — Super Bowl LVII Fan Experience
    • • 2024 — NCAA Men’s Final Four Fan Fest
  • Press Contact

  • Logos & Assets

    Available for download are our logo files and brand standards for proper logo use.

    Download Brand Assets
  • Executive Team