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60-foot digital display lights up convention center with possibilities
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The Convention Authority owns the largest contemporary collection of local art
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Newly renovated and expanded Convention Center

We are where people meet ColumbUS

At the heart of the action in Columbus' Arena District sits the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, owner and operator of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown, Nationwide Arena and five convention center parking facilities. Poised at the city's convention and tourism epicenter, the Convention Authority's facilities are where people meet Columbus.

2,517,000
Square footage of event space between the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Nationwide Arena and Hilton Columbus Downtown, all located in the heart of the Arena District
4,000
Parking spaces connected to or adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center
$3,500,000
Invested in local art, making Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority the owner of the largest contemporary collection of local art

Home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets and a wide variety of world-class events, Nationwide Arena is one of the world’s most beautiful and distinctive sports and entertainment venues.

Located one block from the Convention Center on the corner of Nationwide Boulevard and Front Street, Nationwide Arena is the centerpiece of the Arena District, a trendy neighborhood with a unique mix of business, entertainment and residential space that attracts a broad spectrum of tenants and visitors from across the country and North America.

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority is where people meet Columbus. And our facilities are where visitors often meet Columbus’ arts community for the first time.

The Convention Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art, and we proudly display those pieces in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and our five parking garages.

14th largest city in the nation.
Columbus is a day's drive for 60% of the U.S. population.
Fastest growing city in Ohio.
10 minutes from CMH airport to downtown.
Where People Meet ColumbUS
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