With 881,400 square feet of high-tech, highly desirable meeting space right in the heart of downtown, the Austin Convention Center is just steps from much of what makes Austin so dynamic and engaging.

In terms of space, the Center offers:

  • 247,052 square feet of contiguous, column-free exhibit space
  • Two ballrooms of 40,510 and 23,000 square feet each
  • 54 meeting rooms
  • View floor plans on the Convention Center's website.

The Austin Convention Center is a gigabit-rated building and ranks among the most technologically advanced convention centers in the country. When the facility doubled its size, the Austin Convention Center upped the ante in the technical convention industry by installing a communication infrastructure capable of moving voice, video, and data at over 1 billion bits a second. The Austin Convention Center also offers complementary wireless internet service.

Austin Convention Center Expansion and Redevelopment

On Monday, May 22, 2023, the City of Austin will seek a qualified professional design and engineering firm through a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) solicitation to provide comprehensive design, architecture, and engineering services for the redevelopment and expansion of the Austin Convention Center.

Upon the release, the RFQ kicks off the design stage of the project and is the next step in the redevelopment and expansion of the Austin Convention Center. The project has been studied and planned for several years to meet the demand from larger conventions and meeting groups that desire to come to Austin. Currently, the Austin Convention Center has 376,000 square feet of rentable space. The expansion and redevelopment target is to nearly double the amount of rentable space allowing the Center to remain competitive in the marketplace.

The current project timeline estimates that building closure, demolition, and construction activities will begin in 2025 with the new, larger facility reopening in 2029. 

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