Anaheim Convention Center opens ACC North Building
The seventh expansion adds 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, allowing for a variety of event uses under one roof in one of the nation's premier destinations.
The new building cements the Anaheim Convention Center as the largest convention center on the West Coast and allows the center to grow with its largest shows as well as meet the needs of today's diverse and dynamic meetings and conventions.
Designed in conjunction with Populous architectural firm and Turner Construction Company, the ACC North's design enables today's meeting professionals to craft a truly customizable experience for attendees including, education sessions, workshops, galas, marketplace connections and networking events.
ACC North's striking, modern design esthetics adds a highly visible presence on one of Anaheim Resort district's most traveled streets.
The building's exterior along Katella Avenue features a dramatic 10,000-square-foot balcony overlooking the Disneyland Resort, lined with a wall of windows letting the Southern California sunshine flow through the interior space.
Anaheim Convention Center currently hosts an average of nearly one million attendees a year. ACC North has already had 75 definite meetings and conventions bookings.
The first groups include American Heart Association, Oncology Nursing Society, Society for Science & the Public and International Society for Technology in Education.
With the addition of the new building, Anaheim Convention Center will officially join the "1 million-square-foot-club," becoming the 11th largest convention center in the U.S.
The latest expansion enlarges the entire Anaheim Convention Center to 1.8 million square feet, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space.
Meetings and events utilizing ACC North will yield approximately 1 million room nights for the destination, welcoming 1.1 million attendees (numbers are estimated) to Anaheim and Orange County. ■
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