2014 Springfield Meeting Planner Guide - Agricultural Events - page 26-27

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Convention Areas
Three convention areas.
Infinite options for planning your event.
A huge convention with balloon drop. A meeting
in a space with a message all it’s own. Whatever
setting is on your meeting wish list, you’ll find it at
one of the three convention regions located here in
Springfield. Offering a diverse range of options that
are sure to enhance your ability to both meet your
group’s size and functional needs – and create the
ambiance you have been hoping to achieve.
Consider the possibilities and discover even
more than you have imagined.
We have
you need.
Convention Areas
Historic Downtown Springfield
Total of over 900 guest rooms, 130,000 square feet of function space
The advantages start with location.
The Prairie Capital Convention Center
65,000 sq. ft.) is your address if you want to be near the center of Springfield’s
rich historic districts – and close to the State Capitol. Accommodations are
conveniently located, at the adjacent
Hilton Springfield
(50,000 sq. ft., 365 guest
rooms) and the
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton
(15,000 sq. ft., 310 guest rooms). The
has played host to national
conventions and exhibitions, major sporting events, and more. Just steps away
from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Old State Capitol,
nationally known Lincoln historic sites, fine restaurants and interesting shops, it’s
certain your meeting guests will have plenty to see and do after the gavel drops.
Illinois State Fairgrounds
366-acre site with 29 major buildings of up to 60,000 square feet
It’s home to one of the country’s oldest and most renowned state fairs, but the huge
annual summer event is only the beginning. Host an event in the stately, historic
Expo Building
with more than 60,000 square feet, or go large with the drive-in
doors and 39,000 square feet at the
Orr Building
The Illinois Building
features an
auditorium and theater seating for 470, and the Arena offers a coliseum for more
than 7,000 spectators. Fairgrounds facilities allow you to create the ideal blend
of large and small, old and new. All facilities are within a convenient distance,
with plenty of available parking. You’ll find the Fairgrounds the perfect spot for
agricultural conventions, shows and expositions. It’s also well suited for car club
rallies and shows, auctions or swap meets or sporting events, such as harness
racing, dirt bike races, horse and dog shows, and more.
The Springfield Lake Area
Nearly 1,300 guest rooms, Lake Springfield recreation and
easy Interstate access
Easy access, plenty of entertainment and dining options nearby. This area offers
affordably priced accommodations, as well as a luxury convention hotel with
all the amenities.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
(60,000 sq. ft., 288 guest rooms)
features a 30,000-square-foot exhibit hall and an upscale ambiance that adds
refinement to your event.
The Holiday Inn Express
is adjacent to the Crowne
Plaza offering 140 guest rooms. An additional 900 guest rooms are located
within walking distance of this hotel complex.
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