Convention Center Facts


The Pennsylvania Convention Center is more dynamic and flexible than ever before. With 1 million square feet of saleable space, the largest ballroom on the East Coast and comfortable, welcoming lounges, the Center is considered one of the nation’s premier meeting and convention facilities.

Add advanced technology, a remarkable art collection and unmatched views of Philadelphia’s famous City Hall, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center becomes the complete package and a smart choice for your next event.

Attendees will find a flexible space that combines historic preservation and architectural innovation with state-of-the-art technology. They will appreciate direct access to transportation options — bus, subway, regional rail, taxi — and will discover they can simply walk to our world-class restaurants, shops and cultural attractions. More than 10,000 hotel rooms are within walking distance as well.

The Center’s convenient location in the heart of downtown Philadelphia means exploring the City’s neighborhoods is as easy as putting on a comfortable pair of shoes. A floor-to-ceiling glass facade entrance on North Broad Street serves as the gateway to Philadelphia’s arts and culture venues on Broad Street and the City’s renowned museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, via Lenfest Plaza. The Arch Street entrance lead to the famous Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia’s Historic District.


All measurements in square feet.

  • More than 1 million square feet of sellable space
  • 528,000 Total contiguous exhibit hall space
  • 7 Exhibit halls totaling 679,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • 2 Ballrooms (32,000 square feet and 55,400 square feet)
  • 82 Meeting Rooms
  • 34,960 Square foot Grand Hall
  • 23,400 Square foot Atrium overlooking the Avenue of the Arts
  • 45 Loading Docks

Learn more about Philadelphia Facts & Figures.

See our Interactive Floor Plans.


In Philadelphia, and at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, service matters. The Center's successful new Customer Satisfaction Agreement guarantees:



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