Greater Columbus Convention Center

Designed by internationally recognized architect Peter Eisenman, assisted by renowned local architect Richard Trott, the Greater Columbus Convention Center is a regional heavyweight, offering more than 336,000 contiguous square feet of exhibition space and attracting millions of visitors each year.¬†The 2017 expansion and renovation added nearly 37,000 more square feet to the center’s exhibition space, making Columbus even more competitive with its peer cities around the nation.

As the winner of multiple Prime Site and Inner Circle Awards, this striking, modern facility has become one of North America’s most popular sites for local, state, regional and national groups and organizations. The Convention Center has more than 1.8 million square feet of space offering a combination of settings that are perfect for events of all sizes, including the Battelle Grand Ballroom, the largest, multipurpose ballroom in the state of Ohio. There are approximately 50,000 square feet on the main floor and approximately 24,000 square feet on the mezzanine level. A major expansion completed in 2017 resulted in almost 95,000 square feet of new space.

 

Situated at the confluence of the Arena District and the Short North Arts District, the SMG-managed Convention Center is located in vibrant downtown Columbus with cultural activities, arts, sports and entertainment all within walking distance. These include Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers Triple-A baseball team, and Nationwide Arena, home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.

Retail, restaurants, galleries and nightspots are easily accessible on foot in the nearby Short North Arts District, Arena District, North Market District, and Victorian and Italian Villages.

A free ride on the CBUS¬†provides access to historic German Village and the Brewery District at the south end of Columbus’ north-south main artery.

A short bus ride provides access to:

  • Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
  • Discovery District
  • King-Lincoln District and King Arts Complex
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • The Columbus Museum of Art
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