Washington State Convention Center

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Washington State Convention Center
Sakuracon2006 mainspace.jpg
The South Lobby in use for Sakura-Con.
Address 800 Convention Pl
Seattle, WA  98101
Coordinates 47°36′43″N 122°19′53″W / 47.61191°N 122.33133°W / 47.61191; -122.33133Coordinates: 47°36′43″N 122°19′53″W / 47.61191°N 122.33133°W / 47.61191; -122.33133
Built 1985–1988
Opened June 18, 1988
Expanded 1999–2001, 2010
Banquet/ballroom 10,000 people
Enclosed space
 • Exhibit hall floor 205,700 sq ft (19,110 m2)
 • Breakout/meeting 57,000 sq ft (5,300 m2)
 • Ballroom 45,000 sq ft (4,200 m2)
Parking 2 garages, 1490 spaces

The Washington State Convention Center is a convention center in Seattle, Washington. The convention center notably is built bridging over Interstate 5.

The convention center is built over the Interstate 5 highway.

Planned expansion[edit]

The convention center is planning a $1.6 billion expansion[1] that includes 440,000 square feet (41,000 m2) of exhibition space in a new five-story building to be located at the site of the Convention Place transit station, part of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. It is the most expensive and largest project underway amidst Seattle’s historic construction boom.[1] The station is expected to close to buses in 2017 in preparation for the opening of the Northgate Link Extension and construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter, with a potential opening in 2020.[2]



  1. ^ a b Rosenberg, Mike. "Record construction frenzy sweeps downtown Seattle; more building to come". seattletimes.com. Retrieved March 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Bhatt, Sanjay (July 17, 2015). "Washington State Convention Center planning to double in size". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "ICRA 2015". Retrieved 2015-06-10. 

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