Fox Cities Exhibition Center

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Fox Cities Exhibition Center
Fox Cities Expo Center.jpg
Center just after opening
Fox Cities Exhibition Center Logo.jpg
FCEC is located in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin / United States
FCEC is located in the US
FCEC (the US)
Address 355 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Location Appleton, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°15′37″N 088°24′35″W / 44.26028°N 88.40972°W / 44.26028; -88.40972Coordinates: 44°15′37″N 088°24′35″W / 44.26028°N 88.40972°W / 44.26028; -88.40972
Owner City of Appleton
Operator Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Built 2016-2017
Inaugurated January 11, 2018 (2018-01-11)
Construction cost
$31.9 million
($31.9 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Enclosed space
 • Total space 87,000 square feet (8,100 m2)
 • Exhibit hall floor 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) Indoor
17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) Outdoor
 • Breakout/meeting 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) Paper Valley Hotel

The Fox Cities Exhibition Center is a multi-purpose convention center located in the city of Appleton, Wisconsin in the United States.[2][3]

On September 29, 2016, ground was broken on the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. It was finished and inaugurated on January 11, 2018, for an estimated cost of $31.9 million dollars. It was designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios and Miron Construction served as the general contractor.[2]

The center will primarily be used for conventions, meetings, trade shows, and community events.[4] As of early 2017 there are no confirmed annual recurring venue specific events scheduled for the center.


The Fox Cities Expedition Center is located 0.2 miles away from Appleton's city center. It is located next door to the Outagamie County Justice Center and Jones Park which is currently being remodeled to match the convention center and is expected to reopen in 2019.[5]


The Fox Cities Exhibition Center features 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of flexible meeting/convention space across three separate halls. There ia also a large 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) outdoor plaza space. The center is connected to the nearby Radisson Paper Valley Hotel via a skyway, which contains an additional 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of ballroom, banquet, and meeting space.[6]

The center features a 82-foot (25 m) tall spire lit by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) commemorating 1882 when the first hydroelectric power plant in the world was put into operation on the Fox River in Appleton. The LEDs will be able to be programmed to display different shows for events throughout the year.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Duke Behnke (22 December 2016). "Construction on schedule at expo center". Post-Crescent Media. Gannett Company. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fox Cities Exhibition Center - Website". Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Santos, Alexa. "Design of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center unveiled". WLUK. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Madeleine Behr; Shane Nyman (23 September 2016). "Jones Park shut down for more than a year". Post-Crescent Media. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Book an Event - Fox Cities Exhibition Center". Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Retrieved 7 April 2017.