Reno-Sparks Convention Center

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Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno Sparks Convention Center.jpg
Address 4590 S. Virginia St.
Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Coordinates 39°29′10″N 119°47′28″W / 39.486°N 119.791°W / 39.486; -119.791Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 119°47′28″W / 39.486°N 119.791°W / 39.486; -119.791
Owner Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority
Built 1965; 53 years ago (1965)
Renovated 2009; 9 years ago (2009)
Former names
Centennial Coliseum
Classroom-style seating
20,100
Meeting-room seating
50-3000
Banquet/ballroom 19,100
Theatre seating
36,100
Enclosed space
 • Total space 650,000 square feet (60,000 m2)
 • Exhibit hall floor 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2)
 • Breakout/meeting (53 rooms)
 • Ballroom 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2)
Website
http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/meetings-conventions/facilities/reno-sparks-convention-center

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is a convention center in the western United States, located in Reno, Nevada.[1][2] Opened 53 years ago in 1965 as Centennial Coliseum,[1] it hosted the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament in 1983,[3] and also hosts boxing matches.[4]

Southwest of the airport, its elevation at street level is approximately 4,450 feet (1,355 m) above sea level.

Facilities[edit]

The main exhibit space is 381,000 square feet (35,400 m2), which can be divided into five halls. Freight access is provided via a set of nineteen freight doors, eight of which are drivable, and of which one is a hangar-style door that measures 39 feet (12 m) wide by 32 feet (10 m) tall.

In addition, the Mt. Rose Ballroom, a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) column-free space, can be divided into seven meeting rooms. A total of 53 meeting rooms, of capacities ranging from fifty to over three thousand, are available within the complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b County History at co.washoe.nv.us, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 12/9/09
  2. ^ Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority: the most affordable destination offers first-class service and amenities. at allbusiness.com, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 12/9/09
  3. ^ Killen, John (March 11, 1983). "Will UI fly high in the Sky?". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C. 
  4. ^ http://mynews4.com/news/local/live-boxing-returns-to-the-reno-sparks-convention-center