Bloomington Convention Center
The Bloomington Convention Center is located in an old automobile showroom at 302 S. College Ave., on the southwest corner of the intersection of 3rd Street and College Avenue, near the heart of downtown. The center has over 24,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate several different functions at the same time. The center is attached to the Marriott Courtyard hotel at 310 S. College Ave. and they share a large parking lot on the south end of the buildings. The center can comfortably accomodate a 200-person group, while the large banquet hall can seat as many as 500.
In 2009, an expansion was proposed to as much as 100,000 square feet, to be paid for by a 1% tax increase on food and beverages. The tax had yet to be approved by the State in February, however.
The convention center is a member of the following organizations:
- Meeting Planners International
- Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
- Downtown Bloomington Commission
- Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau