|Indiana Convention Center|
|Address||100 South Capitol Avenue|
|Location||Indianapolis, Indiana 46225|
|Owner||Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority (State of Indiana)|
|Operator||Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, Indiana|
|Expanded||1984, 1993, 2000, 2011|
|Indiana Convention-Exposition Center|
|• Total space||937,000 square feet (90,000 m2)|
|• Exhibit hall floor||566,600 square feet (50,000 m2) (11 halls)|
|• Breakout/meeting||113,302 square feet (11,000 m2) (71 rooms)|
|• Ballroom||62,173 square feet (5,776.1 m2) (3 rooms)|
|Parking||Pay parking nearby|
|Indiana Pacers Bikeshare|
|Public transit access||8, 24|
The Indiana Convention Center is a major convention center located in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The original structure was completed in 1972 and has undergone five expansions. 183,000 square feet (20,000 m2) of exhibit space and 12 meeting rooms.In total, there are 71 meeting rooms, 11 exhibit halls, and three multi-purpose ballrooms. The connected facilities of Lucas Oil Stadium offer an additional
Originally named the Indiana Convention-Exposition Center, groundbreaking for the $26.1 million venue occurred December 8, 1969. Completed in 1972, the original project included one ballroom, three exhibition halls, and 23 meeting rooms encompassing 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2). The first major expansion to the Indiana Convention Center added one ballroom, two exhibit halls, and 16 meeting rooms, increasing total rentable space to 371,000 square feet (34,500 m2)—concurrent with construction of the adjoining 60,500-seat Hoosier Dome (later renamed the RCA Dome)—both completed in 1984. The combined cost was around $94.7 million.
The convention center was expanded again from 1992 to 1993. The $43 million two-story addition increased total rentable space to 419,000 square feet (38,900 m2), with the additions of the Sagamore Ballroom and 16 meeting rooms. The project also included skywalk connections to the Westin Indianapolis and Hyatt Regency Indianapolis (via Plaza Park Garage). Another expansion followed in 2000. The addition of a ballroom, two exhibit halls, and seven meeting rooms increased the total rentable space to 539,000 square feet (50,100 m2). The project included a skywalk connection to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.
Construction of the 67,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium began in September 2005 one block south of the RCA Dome. Opening in August 2008, the $720 million stadium contains approximately 183,000 square feet (17,000 m2) of exhibition space. Upon completion of Lucas Oil Stadium, the RCA Dome was demolished. The iconic air-lifted dome was deflated and the implosion of the stadium was completed in December 2008. The convention center's most recent and largest expansion was undertaken from 2008 to 2010, opening in January 2011. A $275 million 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) addition was constructed on the site of the former RCA Dome. As part of the expansion, an underground walkway along the west side of Capitol Avenue was built to directly connect this new portion of the facility to Lucas Oil Stadium. A skywalk was also built to connect the convention center with the JW Marriott Indianapolis (via the Government Center Washington Street Parking Facility), which was completed in 2011.
Ratio Architects, Inc. was the lead architectural firm for the expansion, assisted by other Indiana companies, BSA LifeStructures, Blackburn Architects, and Domain Architecture Inc. Indianapolis-based Shiel Sexton Co. Inc.was the lead construction manager, in association with Powers & Sons Construction Company Inc.
In addition to its space, the Indiana Convention Center now possesses 49 loading docks, seven drive-in ramps, and three food courts. It is also connected to 12 hotels and 4,700 hotel rooms via skywalks, the most of any U.S. convention center.
In September 2020, Indianapolis City-County Council unanimously approved a $155 million bond measure to build a 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) ballroom, 93,500 square feet (8,690 m2) of meeting and pre-function space, and two high-rise hotels developed by Kite Realty, totaling 1,400 rooms. The first hotel, branded as a Signia by Hilton, is planned to be completed in 2024. According to the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Business Journal , this is the fifth major expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and would push the total rentable space to more than 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2).
The Indiana Convention Center has been the host to a large variety of meetings and conventions. These include:
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