Convention Areas

Springfield, IL offers three convention areas with infinite options for your event. From a huge convention with balloon drop to a meeting in a space with a message all its own, whatever setting is on your meeting wish list, you'll find it at one of the three convention regions located here in Springfield. Offering a diverse range of options that are sure to enhance your ability to meet your group's size and function needs and create the ambiance you have been hoping to achieve.

Consider the possibilities and discover even more than you have imagined.

Downtown Springfield

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The advantages start with location. The BOS Center is your address if you want to be near the center of Springfield's rich historic districts - and close to the State Capitol. Accommodations are conveniently located too. House your guests at one of two adjacent hotels: Wyndham Springfield - City Centre (55,000 sq. ft., 360 guest rooms) and the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield- a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (15,000 sq. ft., 316 guest rooms). The BOS Center has played host to national conventions and exhibitions, major sporting events, and more. It's just steps away from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Old State Capitol, nationally known Lincoln historic sites, fine restaurants and interesting shops. It's certain your meeting guests will have plenty to see and do after the gavel drops.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

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This venue is home to one of the country's oldest and most renowned state fairs, but the huge annual summer event is only the beginning. Host an event in the stately, historic Expo Building with more than 60,000 square feet, or go large with the drive-in doors and 39,000 square feet at the Orr Building. The Illinois Building features an auditorium and theater seating for 470, and the Arena offers a coliseum for more than 7,000 spectators. Fairgrounds facilities allow you to create the ideal blend of large and small, old and new. All facilities are within a convenient distance, with plenty of available parking. You'll find the Fairgrounds the perfect spot for agricultural conventions, shows and expositions. It's also well suited for car club rallies and shows, auctions or swap meets or sporting events, such as harness racing, dirt bike races, horse and dog shows, and more.

Springfield Lake Area

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Easy access, plenty of entertainment and dining options nearby. This area offers affordably priced accommodations, as well as a luxury convention hotel with all the amenities. The Crowne Plaza Hotel (60,000 sq. ft., 288 guest rooms) features a 30,000-square-foot exhibit hall and an upscale ambiance that adds refinement to your event. An additional 600 guest rooms are located within walking distance of this hotel complex.