Historic Building/Landmark - Special Events
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
The Anaheim Convention Center first became a meetings and conventions destination in 1967, and the original construction consisted of the domed Arena, which stands on Katella Avenue, an Exhibit Hall and Meeting Space. Since those early days, the Anaheim Convention Center has completed a total of 7 expansions plus several cosmetic renovations to update the Convention Center. Five of the major expansions provided additional exhibit hall and meeting room space. While the 5th expansion, completed in January 2000 resulted in a complete transformation of the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding campus, the 6th expansion, completed in January 2013, was the Grand Plaza, a 100,000 square feet of exterior space offering meeting planners the opportunity for large outdoor gatherings including alfresco dining, concerts, receptions, exhibitions, meetings and more. The Grand Plaza’s singular design makes it unique among outdoor event venues and extremely versatile to accommodate almost any event.
The Anaheim Convention Center had the grand opening of the 7th expansion referred to ACC North on September 26, 2017. This expansion is situated on what was formerly car park 1 and added 200,000 square feet of flexible space, which can be used for exhibits, meeting rooms or ballroom functions and includes a parking structure with 1,400 spaces. This expansion increases potential exhibit space beyond the 1 million square foot mark cementing the position of the Anaheim Convention Center as the largest convention center on the west coast of the United States.