Atlantic City Convention Center

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Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City Convention Center (logo).gif
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Address One Convention Blvd
Location Atlantic City, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°21′48″N 74°26′21″W / 39.36340°N 74.43911°W / 39.36340; -74.43911Coordinates: 39°21′48″N 74°26′21″W / 39.36340°N 74.43911°W / 39.36340; -74.43911
Owner New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
Operator Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
Global Spectrum
Opened May 1, 1997
Construction cost
$268 million
Enclosed space
 • Total space 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2)
Parking 1000 spaces
Public transit access Atlantic City Rail Terminal
Website Atlantic City Convention Center

The Atlantic City Convention Center is a large convention center located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Opened in 1997, the center includes 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) of showroom space, 5 exhibit halls, 45 meeting rooms with 109,000 sq ft (10,100 m2) of space, a garage with 1,400 parking spaces, and an adjacent Sheraton hotel.

History[edit]

The Atlantic City Convention Center during the annual Power Boat Show

The Center was developed as a part of the city's gateway redevelopment project, which also included Tanger Outlets The Walk and the Grand Boulevard. The building opened with a connected Sheraton hotel.

The building was designed to reflect its location, featuring wave-inspired carpets and a Rock Bar themed to the beach. The main lobby is contained within an atrium lit by 90 ft. high skylights.

Outside the convention center are many landscaped gardens is an interactive bronze statue of Bert Parks holding a crown. When a visitor puts their head inside the crown, sensors activate a recorded playback of his "There She Is..." line through speakers hidden behind nearby bushes.[1]

Other facilities[edit]

The Center is connected to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal, containing New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line to Philadelphia.

Change of ownership[edit]

The center is in the process of bring transferred from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to the Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment & Development Authority, who will own and operate the convention center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PeopleVision FX Selected Projects, accessed December 4, 2006

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