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Sep 16, 2013

Florence Civic Center Named for 101 Largest Expo Halls in the South

ConventionSouth Magazine Releases 2014 List Of The 101 Largest Expo Halls

Florence Civic Center named #65 of the top 101 largest expo halls in the South.

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Aug. 21, 2013) - The Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, have officially announced their 2014 ranking of the “101 Largest Expo Halls in the South.” The list is comprised of convention/exhibition facilities from across the South that have the largest amount of contiguous exhibit space, according to ConventionSouth research and editorial review.

“Meeting Planners and event organizers who plan large conventions, trade shows and exhibitions, rallies, and congregations will find that the facilities that made ConventionSouth’s 2014 list of the ‘101 Largest Expo Halls in the South’ have some of the largest gathering spaces in the U.S. and certainly the South,” said ConventionSouth Editor Marlane Bundock. “These stand-alone convention facilities were ranked on our list based on several factors, including their total contiguous exhibit space found on one level. Often facilities publish varying numbers for their exhibit space, therefore; ConventionSouth editors researched, to their best of their ability, how much exhibit space each facility offered on one level and within adjoining or adjacent rooms. Editors also made their selection and ranking based on their total meeting space as well as the type of conventions and trade shows that they can accommodate.”

The 101 Largest Expo Halls in the South for 2014 are:

1. Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Fla.)
2. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
3. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (Dallas)
4. Reliant Park (Houston)
5. George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston)
6. Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta )
7. Miami Beach Convention Center
8. Walter E. Washington (D.C.) Convention Center
9. Kentucky Exposition Center (Louisville)
10. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (San Antonio)
11. Expo Square (Tulsa)
12. Music City Center (Nashville)
13. Baltimore Convention Center
14. Charlotte Convention Center
15. Austin Convention Center
16. TD Convention Center (Greenville)
17. The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
18. Tampa Convention Center
19. Fort Worth Convention Center
20. Greater Richmond Convention Center
21. Virginia Beach Convention Center
22. Georgia International Convention Center (College Park, Ga.)
23. Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex
24. Raleigh Convention Center
25. Kentucky International Convention Center (Louisville)
26. Cobb Galleria Centre (Atlanta’s Cobb County)
27. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center (Concord, N.C.)
28. Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center (Biloxi, Miss.)
29. Memphis Cook Convention Center
30. Knoxville Convention Center
31. LeConte Center (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.)
32. Sevierville Events Center (Sevierville, Tenn.)
33. Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton, Va.)
34. Cox Business Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
35. Chattanooga (Tenn.) Convention Center
36. Myrtle Beach Convention Center
37. Baton Rouge River Center
38. Spartanburg (S.C)Expo & Event Center
39. Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile (Ala.) Convention Center
40. Palm Beach (Fla.) County Convention Center
41. Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
42. Shreveport (La.) Convention Center
43. Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
44. Ford Park (Beaumont, Texas)
45. Sarasota (Fla.) Bradenton International Convention Center
46. Statehouse Convention Center (Little Rock, Ark.)
47. Von Braun Center (Huntsville, Ala.)
48. Cox Convention Center (Oklahoma City)
49. El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Center
50. Fredericksburg (Va.) Expo & Conference Center
51. Jacksonville (Fla.) Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
52. American Bank Center & Selena Auditorium (Corpus Christi, Texas)
53. Montgomery (Ala.) Convention Center
54. Hot Springs (Ark.) Convention Center
55. Gwinnett Center (Duluth, Ga./Atlanta’s Gwinnett County)
56. Gatlinburg (Tenn.) Convention Center
57. Knoxville (Tenn.) Convention/Exhibition Center
58. Lexington (Ky.) Center
59. McAllen (Texas) Convention Center
60. Crown Center (Fayetteville, N.C.)
61. Jackson (Miss.) Convention Complex
62. Columbus (Ga.) Georgia Convention & Trade Center
63. The Lakeland (Fla.) Center
64. Charleston (W.V.) Civic Center
65. Florence (S.C.) Civic Center
66. Arlington (Texas) Convention Center
67. Waco (Texas) Convention Center
68. Osceola Heritage Park (Kissimmee)
69. Northern Kentucky Convention Center (Covington, Ky.)
70. Pontchartrain Center (Kenner, La.)
71. M. C. Benton Convention Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
72. Roanoke (Va.) Civic Center
73. Roland E. Powell Convention Center (Ocean City, Md.)
74. Jekyll Island (Ga.) Convention Center
75. Owensboro (Ky.) Convention Center
76. Monroe (La.) Civic Center
77. Galveston Island (Texas) Convention Center
78. Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center (Dalton, Ga.)
79. Lubbock (Texas) Memorial Civic Center
80. Fort Smith (Ark.) Convention Center
81. Cajundome (Lafayette, La.)
82. The Augusta (Ga.) Trade, Exhibit & Event Center
83. Hickory (N.C.) Metro Convention Center
84. Houma - Terrebonne (La.) Civic Center
85. Bradenton Area (Fla.) Convention Center
86. Alexandria (La.) Riverfront Center
87. Harborside Event Center (Fort Myers, Fla.)
88. The Classic Center (Athens, Ga.)
89. Wilmington (N.C.) Convention Center
90. Greenville (N.C.) Convention Center
91. Durham (N.C.) Convention Center
92. Birmingham (Ala.)/Jefferson Convention Complex
93. Midlands Authority Columbia (S.C.) Metropolitan Convention Center
94. Ardmore (Okla.) Convention Center
95. Eastern Kentucky (Pikeville) Exposition Center
96. Pine Bluff (Ark.) Convention Center
97. Morgantown (W.Va.)Event Center
98. South Padre Island (Texas) Convention Centre
99. The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center (Conroe, Texas)
100.Plano (Texas) Centre
101.Emerald Coast Convention Center (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.)

The September Issue of ConventionSouth will share this list with meeting planners from across the country who book meeting sites in the South.

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE: Celebrating 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country that book meetings held within the South, according to Bundock.