Space, flexibility, convenience and standout service: The Minneapolis Convention Center offers it all, right in the heart of the city. center stage LocAtEd in downtown minnEApoLiS, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) offers space for every type of event. And because of its central location and skyway connection, you’re just steps away from the city’s dining and entertainment options. But the convention center certainly has more than just location to offer. You can depend on the MCC’s experienced staff to take care of your every need, as well as take advan-tage of the MCC’s extraordinary production capabilities and flexible technology options. Your guests can be fed by Kelber Catering, which has provided high-quality cuisine to the MCC since 1964, and whose award-winning chef and professional culinary staff are ready and able to accommo-date groups of any size. In addition, seven permanent retail food outlets, a variety of portable cafeterias and gourmet coffee kiosks are also available. Extra features like the UPS Store, Visitor Information Center and new Craft Bar & Lounge all add to the MCC’s appeal. Auditorium The MCC’s auditorium, a 3,433 fixed-seat stage facility, is unique for its flex-ibility. The space can be used as one large hall or can be divided—within minutes—into a 2,143-seat auditorium with three individual 428-seat lecture halls. The auditorium is furnished with in-house audiovisual equipment, includ-ing front and rear screens, wiring for digitized video, the latest technology for satellite links, fiber optics, easy Internet access, ISDV and TI lines. 85 feet above. Each space is accessible to the loading dock, as well as conveniently located near the spacious front lobbies. There’s a fifth exhibit hall on the lower level, which also measures 99,000 square feet, with 29-foot-high ceilings. This hall features a flexible curtain wall system to create a unique 54,550-square-foot ballroom that can be carpeted and has adjustable lighting. rEcEptionS, bAnquEtS And othEr EvEntS Other unique spaces at the MCC include the 27,500-square-foot ball-room on the main level, which is per-fect for large, lavish galas. The space can be divided into two distinct and attractive ballrooms, one of which has a permanent stage. On the second level, The Seasons, with its glass rotunda, provides the per-fect setting for a banquet, VIP event or award program. This space can fit up to 400 people banquet style, or 500 with reception seating. The green, park-like outdoor Plaza is actually a green roof of a parking facility and is well-suited for picnics and other outdoor events. The area measures 70,000 square feet and can accommodate groups as large as 2,000. The MCC’s 376,000-square-foot con-tiguous exhibit space divides into four distinct exhibit halls, one that’s 79,000 square feet and three that measure 99,000 square feet with four copper domes photo Krivit PhotograPhy Exhibit SpAcE mEEting SpAcE The MCC houses 87 meeting rooms across its four levels. Each room is col-umn-free, carpeted and high-tech ready. To submit a meeting request or for more information, visit www.minneapoliscon-ventioncenter.com or call 612-335-6035.