Black Meetings and Tourism

May / June 2016

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B M & T ••• May/June 2016 ••• 19 G R E E N S B O R O C O L I S E U M C O M P L E X The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is a multi-building facility consisting of 23,500-seat Greensboro Coliseum (the largest single-seat arena in the nation), 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium, 300-seat Odeon Theatre, the 167,000-sq. ft. Special Events Center that includes three exhibition halls, a 4,500-seat mini-arena and eight meeting rooms, and the 30,000-sq. ft. Pavilion, located adjacent to the Special Events Center. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is one of the most actively booked facilities in the country hosting more than 850 events on an annual basis. With its incredible versatility, the Complex has gained worldwide acclaim from promoters, producers, event planners and patrons. The Complex expanded dynamically in 2011 with the addition of four new, unique venues that attracted thousands of visitors and brought millions of dollars in economic impact to the Greensboro community, including: the ACC Hall of Champions, an 8,100-sq. ft. museum; Greensboro Aquatic Center, a 78,323-sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility with a seating capacity of 2,500; White Oak Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue with a seating capacity of over 7,600; and The Terrace, a 12,900-sq. ft. banquet facility. STATS Total Exhibit Space: 150,000 sq. ft. Number of Venues: 9 Telephone: (336) 373-7400 Website: G R E A T E R F O R T L A U D E R D A L E / B R O W A R D C O U N T Y C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R The location of the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is irresistible. This Florida convention center is nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway, and surrounded by all that South Florida has to offer. Their conference facilities staff is there to make your next event a success! The Fort Lauderdale Convention Center will help you through each step, from event booking and planning to exhibitor setup, ensuring a great conference, trade show, company meeting or event. The high-tech 600,000-sq. ft. three level meeting and exhibit conference facilities feature state-of-the-art technological services, including teleconfer- ence facilities, high speed wireless internet access, digital phone lines and busi- ness grade telephonic services. Their conference venue technical service team is able to provide you with the latest in technology to ensure your conference or event runs as smoothly as possible. Their convention center is waiting for your event. The centerpiece of the center is a three-level glass atrium with a skylight that provides abundant natural light and looks out on a 1.3-acre fountain plaza. Their flexible space consists of four exhibit halls, 2 ballrooms and 31 meeting rooms that can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of any group The award-winning food and beverage service at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center is second to none. The extensive menu gives you a variety of choices, whether you're looking for a box lunch, a buffet, a coffee break, an elegant catered banquet or anything in between. If you don't find something to your liking, they will custom design a menu for you and your group. Canada, the facility's elegant banquet rooms and over 80 meeting rooms totaling 178,446 sq. ft., as well as one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America, equip Cobo Center to accommodate capacities from 30 to 10,000. The center's new 40,000-sq. ft. Grand Riverview Ballroom is divisible with a retractable wall and complemented by glass-enclosed, pre-function space and an open-air terrace. Cobo Center boasts four exhibit halls on level 2 totaling 600,000 sq. ft., and Michigan Hall, divisible into tree spaces, measuring 99,484 sq. ft. on Level 1, plus the 20,058-seat Joe Louis Arena right next door. STATS Total Exhibit Space: 723,000.sq. ft. Largest Ballroom: 40,000 sq. ft. Number of Meeting Rooms: 100 Telephone: (313) 877-8214 Website:

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