Charlotte Convention Center

The Charlotte Convention Center opened in 1995 as the perfect venue for conventions, trade shows, banquets and theater-style conferences, attracting more than half a million visitors each year. From its gracefully arched entrances to the glass concourses beyond, the Center was designed to be elegant and inviting.

Flanked by art and spacious alcoves, the grand concourse welcomes visitors and provides easy orientation and access to all points in the Convention Center. Soaring ceilings add volume to the 280,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, which accommodates general session setups and up to 1,250 exhibit booths. This space may be sectioned into four halls with separate loading entrances for simultaneous shows. Twenty covered loading docks and direct drive-in access to each hall makes setup easy and efficient.

The Convention Center's ballroom spans 35,000 square feet with banquet seating for up to 1,800 guests. Pre-function areas extend the ballroom space by 15,000 square feet. More than 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space (46 meeting rooms) feature centralized audio recording and separate controls for podiums and lights. In addition, the Business Center is equipped to support any business transaction needed to keep convention operations running smoothly.

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Charlotte Convention Center

501 S. College St
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-339-6000 phone

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Parking & Transit

Parking is available at prevailing rates in parking lots and towers surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center. The Westin Charlotte hotel offers more than 1,600 spaces, conveniently located adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center. Additionally, metered parking is available along many of the main streets in Center City. The majority of parking garages allow free parking after 5:00 pm. For additional information regarding Charlotte Center City Parking, please visit the Center City Partners website for maps and listings of participating garages or the City of Charlotte's Park! Center City webpage. To receive a Park! Center City brochure, please call (704) 375-3177. Please be advised that construction work on the future site of the NASCAR Hall of Fame is in close proximity to the Charlotte Convention Center and will cause the following detours and road closures beginning in mid to late August 2007: Curb lanes on each side of Caldwell Street will close. Stonewall Street will be reduced to three lanes: two lanes inbound toward Center City, and one lane outbound. Brevard Street will be reduced to three lanes, with the curb lane along the future site of the NASCAR Hall of Fame being barricaded. The curb lane along the Convention Center will remain as a turn lane. Parking options include the Westin Charlotte (as mentioned above) or the Caldwell Street parking lot.