Pacifico Yokohama

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Pacifico Yokohama
Pacifico Yokohama exhibition hall
Address 1-1-1, Minato Mirai,
Location Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Coordinates 35°27′30″N 139°38′11″E / 35.45833°N 139.63639°E / 35.45833; 139.63639Coordinates: 35°27′30″N 139°38′11″E / 35.45833°N 139.63639°E / 35.45833; 139.63639
Owner City of Yokohama, Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama Inc., Government of Japan (Ministry of Finance), Yokohama City Construction Finance Corporation
Operator Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama Inc.
Built Decenmber 1988 - 30 July 2001
Inaugurated 29 July 1991
Opened 22 August 1991
Renovated 23 March 2010 (the Conference Center)
Classroom-style seating
36-930
Banquet/ballroom 1300
Theatre seating
72-5,002
Enclosed space
 • Total space 26,752 m2 (287,960 sq ft) Ex. National Convention Hall of Yokohama and the Main Hall
 • Exhibit hall floor 20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft)
 • Breakout/meeting Conference Center Ex. the Main Hall: 5,402 m2 (58,150 sq ft)
Annex Hall: 1,350 m2 (14,500 sq ft)
 • Ballroom Conference Center: 1,366 m2 (14,700 sq ft)
Annex Hall: 1,350 m2 (14,500 sq ft)
Public transit access Minatomirai Station
Website www.pacifico.co.jp/english/

Pacifico Yokohama (パシフィコ横浜), officially known as Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama (横浜国際平和会議場 Yokohama kokusai heiwa kaigijō?), is a convention and exhibition center in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The center located in the western tip of waterfront Minato Mirai 21 district is one of the largest MICE venues in the nation.

The Conference Center and Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel were completed first on July 29, 1991 with the Exhibition Hall subsequently completed on October 12. On April 25, 1994, National Convention Hall of Yokohama was completed. In 2001 it was designated the main press centre for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the Exhibition Hall was expanded.

The word "Pacifico" which stands for "Pacific" is derived from the Latin "pacificus" ("peace" in English), primarily meaning "peaceful" or "quiet". Pacifico Yokohama is also used as a music venue.

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