Prairie Capital Convention Center
|Location||1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, Illinois, United States|
The Center is a multi-purpose facility that is adaptable to suit a variety of events, including large events like concerts, tradeshows, circuses, wrestling, basketball tournaments, and local high school and college graduation ceremonies, as well as smaller events like professional training seminars or meetings, weddings and receptions.
The Center contains 44,000 square feet of column-free space on the Main Hall and 21,000 square feet of meeting room space in the Lower Level.
The Center underwent a very exciting, massive renovation between 2011-2014 to modernize it's facilities and expand the types of events it can accommodate. This transformation included extensive expansion of the lobby by 6,000 square feet, the addition of the outdoor BOS Plaza, additional concessions areas, an upper level patio terrace, and two upper level terrace areas. They have added new main floor restrooms and upgraded existing facilities, as well. 
It was built in 1978 and is governed by the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA).
- "Prairie Capital Convention Center to Host Illini in November 2015". University of Illinois DIA. October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
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