Inspired by the hues of the Sonoran Desert and the cool tones of the Arizona sky, the Phoenix Convention Center welcomes visitors with natural light streaming in from dramatic architecture reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. Giant canopies jut over Third Street connecting the West and North buildings creating a canyon-effect that provides an expanse of shade. Each building offers its own unique character while drawing from Arizona's colorful landscape.
The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The center is within walking distance of major convention hotels, shopping, entertainment, sports and theatre venues, has its own dedicated stop on the METRO Light Rail line, and is just fifteen minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport.
Since opening in 1972, our facility was renovated in 1985 and then expanded to triple its original size in 2008. As the centerpiece of downtown Phoenix's renaissance, the Phoenix Convention Center is one of many completed revitalization projects bringing our downtown new life and abundant activity!