Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
The Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center (GTCTC), is a convention center in downtown Tacoma, in the U.S. state of Washington. It opened in November 2004 and has been described as the "second largest meeting and event facility in Western Washington". It was designed by MulvannyG2 Architecture, of Bellevue, Washington.
Located at 1500 Broadway, the center has over 118,000 square feet (11,000 m2) of meeting and usable prefunction space which includes a 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2), column-free exhibition hall, a 13,650 sq ft (1,268 m2) ballroom, and eleven breakout rooms in varying sizes. There are 400 parking spaces on-site with over 2,400 more available at Tacoma Dome Station of the Sounder commuter rail and the Tacoma Link light rail lines. Link connects the Tacoma Dome with the convention center, stopping across the street, at the Convention Center/S. 15th Street station. Buses of Pierce Transit also serve the GTCTC, with stops on nearby Pacific Avenue, as well as on Market Street and on 13th Street.
In September 2010, the GTCTC added Commerce Room, a meeting space adding over 1,800 square feet (170 m2) to the center. The Commerce Room can be used by convention groups as an additional breakout room or on its own for smaller events with a capacity for 180 people.
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