Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Maximum Capacity: 86310 people
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Tampa Convention Center is where state-of-the-art technology meets scenic waterfront views, personalized one-on-one service, and the convenience of downtown restaurants, hotels and entertainment. On the waterfront, Tampa Convention Center hosts a variety of conventions, tradeshows, and other special events year-round. The 600,000 square foot building offers 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 36,000 square foot ballroom, and 36 breakouts which total over 42,000 square feet. Outdoor areas which overlook the beautiful water of Tampa Bay are available for group functions up to 7500 people. Check out our Web site for a list of upcoming events.

The Center is conveniently located within walking distance to hotels, restaurants and clubs. So...after a busy day of lectures, seminars or classes, attendees are welcome to visit Ybor City, Channelside (movie theaters, restaurants, shops and nightclubs) or the Florida Aquarium, located just a few steps away.

Thirty-six breakout rooms, 10 of which have waterfront views. Over 80,000 sq. ft. of flexible prefunction space, including a 21,700 sq. ft. registration level. Exhibit Hall with 200,000 sq. ft. Ballroom with 36,000 sq. ft.
The Riverwalk, overlooking the water, is 14,600 sq. ft and is ideal for evening receptions and banquets. The Garden, located just outside TCC, is available for receptions for up to 500 people.
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Tampa Convention Center, Tampa — The convention center at night.

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Tampa Convention Center, Tampa — The convention center at night.Tampa Convention Center, Tampa — Bay Bistro Restaurant, on the ground floor of the convention center.Tampa Convention Center, Tampa — Located along the picturesque Hillsborough River, boat docks are just steps away from the convention center.Tampa Convention Center, Tampa — The Rotunda.Tampa Convention Center, Tampa — The convention center hosts many events on scenic Riverwalk.
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10/14/2011

"Tampa Bay Convention Center - A Beautiful Venue and Professional Setting", An Eventective User from Fort Myers, Fl.
I attend Metrocon, a gathering of enthusiasts hosted to promote discussion of anime as an art form and hobby, each year at the Tampa Bay Convention Center and I have never once been disappointed. We are given access to the main suites and auditoriums for various functions, as well as several of the individual conference rooms; the venue is always clean and well-maintained.
Signs are in place to guide you to each area of the convention center, and every room is very clearly marked and easy to find. The far wall of the convention center looks out across the bay in downtown Tampa through several two-story windows. The outdoor decks boast two escalators at front and back, and the indoor lobby provides four as well for maximum handicap accessibility.
Several meetings or conferences often take place on a single day, Metrocon and the National Gymnast's Association, for example, but the two events rarely intermix. Each occasion is kept separate from the other, and the walls are very well-insulated as there is no bleeding over of sound during presentations.
There has only ever been one double-booking of the convention center, when Metrocon took place within the building, and the annual Red Bull Flugtag took place on the bay and docks outside. The convention center staff was very cooperative, and provided additional security to keep the more unruly Flugtag guests from spoiling the conference inside.
Food is sold in a cafeteria on the first floor, though eating is permitted throughout the building. Each entrance to the convention center opens directly onto the downtown Tampa streets, and there are several restaurants within walking distance. The trolley also passes close by, to take visitors to more ""touristy"" sections of Tampa Bay such as Channelmark and Ybor. A bridge connects the upper level of the center to the adjacent Embassy Suites (also recommended), so that guests may walk from their lodging to their conference without needing to cross in traffic.
Overall, I have always found attending Metrocon at the Tampa Bay Convention Center to be an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it as a prospective venue to any businessman or woman looking to host an organized, professional conference at a beautiful locale.

8/5/2011

"The Convention Center is a smart place for a conference.", An Eventective User from Palm Harbor, FL
Each year, as a teacher for the Diocese of St. Pete, we have had a meeting at the Tampa Convention Center. It is for most people working and volunteering for the diocese, so you can imagine that there are thousands there. The convention center was ideal because it has many different rooms of varying size. We had a very large room to begin the day where everyone was able to fit. It was great because there was floor seating in chairs or bleacher seating further back. This helped because everyone could see what was going on and it was handicap accessible. They placed a large stage for the speakers in the center and had a great sound system and large screen so that everyone could see and hear the presentation. They had a room that was allowed to be set up with vendors, selling books and other articles that pertained to the meeting subject matter. There are also many smaller rooms which we used for various breakout sessions. Lunch was provided on the premises and set up in an easily accessible way. There were plenty of places to eat and you could even find a nice spot in the sun outside if you wanted. The employees that you see are helpful and able to point you in the right direction if you have lost your way. There are plenty of restroom facilities and drinking fountains too. You could also purchase refreshments inside or at a Starbucks across the street. There is also a parking garage, street parking and city machine metered spots so that everyone will be able to find a spot. The TCC was a great place for a meeting of such a large size but would work well for most any group.
Event Spaces
Ballroom A
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 800 people 7200 sq ft 668.9 sq meter
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Theater
Capacity: 700 People
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 400 People
Classroom - 18"
Capacity: 500 People
Trade Show - 10 x 10
Capacity: 32 People
Reception
Capacity: 800 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • High Speed Internet
  • Portable Walls
  • Video Conferencing
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 20
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 6.1
  • Floor Number: 1
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 120 x 60
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 36.576 x 18.288
  • Total Square Feet: 7,200
  • Total Square Meters: 668.9
Ballroom A-B
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2000 people 18000 sq ft 1672.3 sq meter
Ballroom A-C
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 3200 people 28800 sq ft 2675.6 sq meter
Ballroom A-DPhotos Available
Ballroom Max Capacity: 4000 people 36000 sq ft 3344.5 sq meter
Ballroom B
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1200 people 10800 sq ft 1003.4 sq meter
Ballroom B-C
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2400 people 21600 sq ft 2006.7 sq meter
Ballroom B-D
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 3200 people 28800 sq ft 2675.6 sq meter
Ballroom C
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 1200 people 10800 sq ft 1003.4 sq meter
Ballroom C-D
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 2000 people 18000 sq ft 1672.3 sq meter
Ballroom D
Ballroom Section Max Capacity: 800 people 7200 sq ft 668.9 sq meter
Combined HallsPhotos Available
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 17000 people 200000 sq ft 18580.6 sq meter
East Hall
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 8500 people 100000 sq ft 9290.3 sq meter
East Hall, Central
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 10500 people 125000 sq ft 11612.9 sq meter
Meeting Room 1
General Event Space Max Capacity: 133 people 1200 sq ft 111.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 10
General Event Space Max Capacity: 140 people 1274 sq ft 118.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 11
General Event Space Max Capacity: 150 people 1421 sq ft 132 sq meter
Meeting Room 12
General Event Space Max Capacity: 150 people 1421 sq ft 132 sq meter
Meeting Room 13
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 14
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 15
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 16
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 17
General Event Space Max Capacity: 140 people 1270 sq ft 118 sq meter
Meeting Room 18
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 19
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 2
General Event Space Max Capacity: 133 people 600 sq ft 55.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 20
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 21
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 22
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 23
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 24
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 25
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 3
General Event Space Max Capacity: 133 people 1200 sq ft 111.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 30A
General Event Space Max Capacity: 85 people 775 sq ft 72 sq meter
Meeting Room 30B
General Event Space Max Capacity: 100 people 1000 sq ft 92.9 sq meter
Meeting room 31
General Event Space Max Capacity: 73 people 550 sq ft 51.1 sq meter
Meeting Room 31-33
General Event Space Max Capacity: 219 people 1900 sq ft 176.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 32
General Event Space Max Capacity: 73 people 665 sq ft 61.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 33
General Event Space Max Capacity: 73 people 665 sq ft 61.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 34
General Event Space Max Capacity: 60 people 540 sq ft 50.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 35
General Event Space Max Capacity: 71 people 560 sq ft 52 sq meter
Meeting Room 36
General Event Space Max Capacity: 78 people 702 sq ft 65.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 37
General Event Space Max Capacity: 86 people 777 sq ft 72.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 38
General Event Space Max Capacity: 86 people 777 sq ft 72.2 sq meter
Meeting Room 39
General Event Space Max Capacity: 75 people 650 sq ft 60.4 sq meter
Meeting Room 4
General Event Space Max Capacity: 66 people 600 sq ft 55.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 5
General Event Space Max Capacity: 133 people 1200 sq ft 111.5 sq meter
Meeting Room 6
General Event Space Max Capacity: 66 people 600 sq ft 55.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 7
General Event Space Max Capacity: 117 people 1053 sq ft 97.8 sq meter
Meeting Room 8
General Event Space Max Capacity: 63 people 567 sq ft 52.7 sq meter
Meeting Room 9
General Event Space Max Capacity: 120 people 1080 sq ft 100.3 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 1-2
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 10-11
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people 2695 sq ft 250.4 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 10-12
General Event Space Max Capacity: 450 people 4116 sq ft 382.4 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 11-12
General Event Space Max Capacity: 310 people 2842 sq ft 264 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 13-14
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 13-15
General Event Space Max Capacity: 600 people 5400 sq ft 501.7 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 13-16
General Event Space Max Capacity: 800 people 7200 sq ft 668.9 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 14-15
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 14-16
General Event Space Max Capacity: 600 people 5400 sq ft 501.7 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 15-16
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 18-19
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 20-21
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 22-23
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 24-25
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3600 sq ft 334.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 3-4
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 31-32
General Event Space Max Capacity: 146 people 1235 sq ft 114.7 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 32-33
General Event Space Max Capacity: 146 people 1330 sq ft 123.6 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 37-38
General Event Space Max Capacity: 172 people 1554 sq ft 144.4 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 5-6
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 1800 sq ft 167.2 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 7-8
General Event Space Max Capacity: 180 people 1620 sq ft 150.5 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 7-9
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people 2700 sq ft 250.8 sq meter
Meeting Rooms 8-9
General Event Space Max Capacity: 183 people 1647 sq ft 153 sq meter
Riverwalk
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 1200 people 14600 sq ft 1356.4 sq meter
Rotunda
General Event Space Max Capacity: 500 people 7830 sq ft 727.4 sq meter
West Hall
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 6700 people 75000 sq ft 6967.7 sq meter
West Hall, Central
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 8500 people 100000 sq ft 9290.3 sq meter
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