Fort Worth Convention Center - Fort Worth, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 45.079 W 097° 19.742
14S E 656540 N 3624953
Quick Description: The Fort Worth Convention Center spans 14 blocks of the city's Central Business District. It hosts a wide range of events including: conventions, conferences, corporate meetings, sporting events, concerts, trade shows, banquets and consumer shows.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 3:53:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM5WPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Convention Center has a 13,500 seat arena; 182,266 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall; 41 Meeting Rooms; 28,160 Sq. Ft. Ballroom for meal events or meetings.

The Center started out as the Tarrant County Convention Center, constructed in 1968. It was expanded in 1983. The City of Fort Worth bought it from Tarrant County in 1997 and expanded it twice more, in 2002 and 2003.

During the mid-1990s, the building was home to the Fort Worth Fire and Fort Worth Brahmas ice hockey teams, as well as the Arena Football League's Fort Worth Cavalry. At one time it was also the temporary home of the San Antonio Spurs. For a time it also hosted home games for the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association. The arena also hosted the 1992 Davis Cup final, which saw the United States defeat Switzerland. The Metallica DVD Cunning Stunts was also recorded here on May 9th and 10th 1997.

Sources:
Fort Worth Convention Center website (cited below);
FortWorthArchitecture.com;
Wikipedia: Fort Worth Convention Center
Size (optional): 253,226 Total Sq. Ft. of Exhibit Space

Ownership (optional): Government owned

Annual Events (optional):
Greater Tarrant County Auto Show, usually held the first weekend in February; The Mad Scientist Ball, benefiting a local science museum, held the last week of February; many of the high schools in Tarrant County have their graduations; Tarrant County College (a community college) has graduation ceremonies there as well.


Address (optional):
1101, 1201, and 1301 Houston
Fort Worth, TX United States
76102


Convention Center website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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