Bank of Springfield Center
|Former names||Prairie Capital Convention Center (1979–2017)|
|Location||1 Convention Center Plaza,
Springfield, Illinois, United States
|Illinois Express (WBL) (1989–1990)
Springfield Stallions (CIFL) (2007)
Illinois Fighting Illini (NCAA) (2015)
The facility is adaptable to suit a variety of events, including large events such as concerts, tradeshows, circuses, wrestling, basketball tournaments, and local high school and college graduation ceremonies, as well as smaller events such as professional training seminars or meetings, weddings and receptions.
The facility contains 44,000 square feet of column-free space in the main hall and 21,000 square feet of meeting room space in the lower level.
It was built in 1978 and is governed by the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA).
Prairie Capital Convention Center underwent a renovation between 2011-2014 to modernize its 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.
On June 5, 2017, it was announced that the Bank of Springfield had bought the naming rights to the facility.
- "Prairie Capital Convention Center to Host Illini in November 2015". University of Illinois DIA. October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
- "PCCC is now Bank of Springfield Center". sj-r.com. June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
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