ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 26, 2017) – Visit Anaheim today announced 75 definite meetings and conventions have already booked Anaheim Convention Center’s (ACC) North building. The new building, which officially opens on Sept. 26, 2017, is the center’s seventh expansion, adding 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and cementing the Anaheim Convention Center as the largest convention center on the West Coast.
The erection of the ACC North building allows the Anaheim Convention Center to grow with its biggest shows and meet industry demands for space. ACC North allows meeting professionals the flexibility to design unique experiences for their attendees from education sessions, workshops, galas, marketplace connections and networking events. As a result, 75 definite meetings and events have been booked in the new space, including Oncology Nursing Society, Society for Science & the Public and International Society for Technology in Education.
“The addition of ACC North is giving us the opportunity to bring in more diverse events that might not have considered Anaheim,” said Jay Burress, president & CEO, Visit Anaheim. “Ultimately, the increase in event attendees will translate into additional positive economic impact for our local community, adding additional revenue to the City of Anaheim.”
With the addition of the new building, Anaheim Convention Center will officially join the “one million square foot club,” becoming the 11th largest convention center in the U.S. This latest expansion, the seventh in its 50-year history will grow the convention center to 1.8 million square feet. ACC North will open to the meetings industry on Sept. 26 during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will showcase a variety of immersive experiences, highlighting the many uses and exciting capabilities of the expansion’s new flexible space.
Hosting an average of nearly one million attendees a year, the Anaheim Convention Center is a vital part of Anaheim’s visitor industry and plays a critical role supporting city services for residents, businesses and visitors. Meetings and events utilizing ACC North will result in approximately 1 million room nights for the destination, equaling roughly 1.1 million attendees (numbers are estimated).
With the additional 200,000-square-feet of leasable space and a 10,000-square-foot terrace, the expansion will overlook Katella Avenue and the DisneylandÒ Resort, including nightly fireworks at DisneylandÒ Park. Other features include 25-foot ceilings, 1,350 parking spaces, a climate-controlled pedestrian bridge connection to the center’s existing exhibit halls, new loading docks and an improved vehicle flow.
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About Visit Anaheim
Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, promote, market and sell the destination as a premier visitor destination benefiting the economic vitality of the local community. In 2017, the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the West Coast, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and ACC North, a 200,000 square foot expansion. For more information on Anaheim Convention Center expansion, visit: www.accexpansion.com. To learn more about Visit Anaheim, visit: www.visitanaheim.org follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.