Reno-Sparks Convention Center

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Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno Sparks Convention Center.jpg
Address 4590 South Virginia Street
Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Coordinates 39°29′09″N 119°47′29″W / 39.4857°N 119.7914°W / 39.4857; -119.7914Coordinates: 39°29′09″N 119°47′29″W / 39.4857°N 119.7914°W / 39.4857; -119.7914
Owner Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority
Built 1965
Renovated 2009
Former names
Centennial Coliseum
Classroom-style seating
Meeting-room seating
Banquet/ballroom 19,100
Theatre seating
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)

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center (originally Centennial Coliseum) is a convention center in Reno, Nevada.[1][2] It was built in 1965 as the Centennial Coliseum.[1] It hosted the 1983 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament.[citation needed]


The main exhibit space is 381,000 square feet (35,400 m2), which can be divided into 5 halls. Freight access is provided via a set of 19 freight doors, 8 of which are drivable, and of which one is a hangar-style door that measures 39 feet (12 m) wide by 32 feet (9.8 m) tall. In addition, the Mt. Rose Ballroom, a 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) column-free space, can be divided into 7 meeting rooms. A total of 53 meeting rooms, of capacities ranging from 50 people to more than 3,000, are available within the complex.


  1. ^ a b County History at, 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, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 12/9/09