The pride of Des Moines for exhibits, showcases, trade shows, conventions and upscale banquets and balls. Hy-Vee Hall features 100,000 sq. ft. of prime expo hall space, up to 150,000 sq.ft. of contiguous expo space, over 14,000-sq. ft. of meeting rooms, and 23,700-sq. ft. of pre-function space. Ten covered loading bays and two 20 by 24 foot doors make drive-on access extremely convenient. Hy-Vee Hall is also comprised of the Iowa Hall of Pride, an interactive center that will celebrate the people, places and spirit of Iowa.
Polk County Convention Complex
Designed to deliver an excellent experience for planners, exhibitors and attendees, the Polk County Convention Complex opened in 1985 as Iowa’s premier convention center. Architecturally dramatic and adaptable, the Plex was judged the best Iowa building of the decade. Connected on a climate-controlled four-mile skywalk system, the Plex provides direct access to hotels, shopping and parking while keeping attendees “under one roof”. With 60,000 s.f. on two levels, the Plex offers up to 47,000 s.f. of clear-span space, 27 meeting rooms, spacious registration lobbies and planner offices. Hi-speed Internet, extensive catering services and covered loading docks are just some of the amenities planners appreciate. From political debates to national conventions, sporting events to Antiques Roadshow, the Plex has earned a national reputation for quality service and attention to detail. As part of the Iowa Events Center, the Polk County Convention Complex will continue its strong tradition of meeting excellence for years to come.
Directly joined to Hy-Vee Hall, and connected by skywalk and tunnel to Wells Fargo Arena, Vets Auditorium will provide maximum flexibility for events. Its two levels offer nearly 100,000 square feet of floor space for exhibits and trades shows, along with more than 7,200 seats for smaller arena events.
Veterans Memorial Auditorium has been a part of Iowa's history for over a half century. As a major component of the Iowa Events Center, it continues to be a part of the future as events utilize it’s flexibility to increase the size of their events at the Iowa Events Center.