Genesis Convention Center

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Genesis Convention Center
Genesis Convention Center (13815066765).jpg
Location 1 Genesis Center Plaza Gary, Indiana
Owner Gary, Indiana
Operator Gary, Indiana
Capacity Basketball: 6,500
Opened 1981
Architect Wendell Campbell
Gary Steelheads (2000–2008)
Gary Splash (IBA) (2010–present[1])

The Genesis Convention Center is a 7,000 seat multi-purpose arena located in Gary, Indiana, United States. It is home to the Gary Splash of the Independent Basketball Association.[1] It was formerly home to the Gary Steelheads basketball team. It has also held the Miss USA pageant twice, in 2001 and 2002.

The venue is also a convention center, with a 24,472-square-foot arena floor and a 49-foot ceiling height. Attached to the arena is Indiana Hall, which is used as a theater and ballroom seating up to 1,200 for small concerts, plays, banquets and other special events.


  1. ^ a b "Weekly Sports and Franchise Report". Retrieved 2011-08-09. 

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Coordinates: 41°36′9″N 87°20′19″W / 41.60250°N 87.33861°W / 41.60250; -87.33861