West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center
|Former names||West Palm Beach Auditorium|
|Location||1610 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, Fl 33401|
|Owner||Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc.|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) (1979-80)|
West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center (originally known as West Palm Beach Auditorium) is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in West Palm Beach, Florida at the intersection of North Congress Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. It was built in 1965 as the West Palm Beach Auditorium and was designed by famed architect Bertrand Goldberg. It was home to the West Palm Beach Blaze ice hockey team and Florida Bobcats arena football team. It hosted the twelfth WWF In Your House pay-per-view in 1996. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers played their indoor soccer games here in the early 1980s. It was also host to innumerable concerts from different rock acts.
The facility was sold in the late 1990s to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc., the main legal entity used by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The building and grounds were renovated and the name was changed to West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center. It is now used only for their assemblies and conventions. Conventions usually run from the end of May to the end of September in English, Spanish and French.
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