The Anaheim Convention Center is a major convention center in Anaheim, California. It is located across from the Disneyland Resort on Katella Avenue. The original components, designed by Adrian Wilson & Associates, opened in July 1967—including a basketball arena followed shortly by the convention hall. It holds many events, like VidCon, BlizzCon, Anime Expo, WonderCon, NAMM Show, competitions, etc. In addition to hosting various types of conventions, the Anaheim Convention Center was used to host the wrestling during the 1984 Summer Olympics.Add Anaheim Convention Center to your Anaheim travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Anaheim trip builder .
The center has subsequently undergone six major expansions (1974, 1982, 1990, 1993, 1999–2000, 2016-2017). It is the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast.
Originally, the arena was home to the Anaheim Amigos of the American Basketball Association during the first ABA season, 1967–68. The franchise relocated to the Los Angeles Sports Arena and became the Los Angeles Stars immediately thereafter; the team eventually moved to Salt Lake City and became the Utah Stars, capturing the 1970–71 ABA Championship. The Stars' subsequent fan support in Utah set the foundation for the NBA's Utah Jazz. The San Diego Friars of WTT played some of their home matches in the arena between 1975 and 1977. In 1978, the Anaheim Oranges of WTT used the arena as their primary home venue. The arena was also home to the California Surf of the NASL for one indoor season (1979–80).
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Lots of places to sit and plug-in.Very big with many very comfortable meeting rooms.Has stairs, escalators, and elevators and plenty of restrooms. more »
Attended a nursing conference here in April and was very pleased with the facility. Huge, but still easy to navigate where rooms are, and plenty of bathrooms, escalators, elevators to handle even a la... more »
Great place for events! The area over here is so pretty with LOTS of palm trees. I was here for a wedding party and the staff here were so nice while helping out the guests. Definitely would come back here again in the future.
I attended a conference here for work and it was incredible to see how massive this conference center was. I have been to Anaheim many times, but have never seen the Convention Center, but it is integrated extremely well into the city to not be an eye sore and to really utilize the space to the best of its ability. I had a really great experience and hope to attend many more conferences here!
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