America’s Center Statistics

America’s Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO, 63101
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission: 1 (800) 916-0037
America’s Center: 1 (314) 342-5036

Completion Dates:
Original Cervantes Convention Center – 1977
Southward Expansion – May 1993
The Dome at America’s Center – Fall of 1995

Overall Size:
2.7 million square feet covering 32 acres in the of downtown St. Louis
Prime Exhibit Space: 502,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms: 80
Ballroom Size: 28,000 square feet; The largest in Missouri and the largest between Chicago and Dallas; can accommodate up to 2,230 people for banquets

Cervantes Convention Center at America’s Center:
340,000 square feet of exhibit space
28,000 square foot ballroom

Ferrara Theatre Seating:
1,411 fixed seats; state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities

The Dome at America’s Center:
66,053 fixed seats
1.7 million square feet covering 14 acres
Cost: $280 million

Hotels:
38,000 area hotel rooms; 8,000 downtown hotel rooms with 6,200 committable rooms

What’s Nearby

America’s Center Visitor Information Center at Seventh & Washington streets

Transportation:
MetroLink Light Rail – Convention Center Station. There are 37 MetroLink stations across Missouri and Illinois

Shopping:
Several boutique shops are located near the America’s Center Convention Complex.

Attractions accessible within walking distance:
Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, Laclede’s Landing entertainment district, Lumière Place Casino, Casino Queen, historic Old Courthouse, Citygarden, City Museum

Attractions accessible via light rail:
Grand Center arts & entertainment district, Scottrade Center arena, St. Louis Union Station, Central West End neighborhood including the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, Forest Park attractions including Saint Louis Art Museum, Science Center, Zoo and Missouri History Museum, skating/biking/jogging paths and the Muny outdoor theater (summer season)

Attractions within 5-15 minutes via car or taxi:
Soulard neighborhood and Blues music clubs; Anheuser-Busch Brewery tours; Missouri Botanical Garden, the Hill Italian neighborhood, the Loop neighborhood and the St. Louis Walk of Fame; the Clayton business district; Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site, Scott Joplin House, Cherokee Street Antique Row; historic homes including the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion, the Campbell House Museum and the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum; Saint Louis and Washington universities; and the South Grand neighborhood

Distance from Airport:
13 miles by car

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