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The American Bank Center, formerly the Bayfront Plaza, is Corpus Christi's premier venue for conventions, sports, concerts and the performing arts. Located within the 500,000 square-foot American Bank Center complex are a state-of-the-art convention center, the 10,500-seat American Bank Center Arena and the 2,526-seat American Bank Center Selena Auditorium.
Recently renovated in November 2004, the American Bank Center Convention Center features 76,500 s.f. of easily accessible exhibit space in its main exhibit hall. Twenty-two (22) separate breakout rooms, a 25,000 s.f. banquet hall and 20,000 s.f. Bayview Ballroom are all conveniently contained within the convention center complex. All rooms are phone/internet-ready with either hardwire CAT-6 connections and/or wireless internet. The convention center has served more than 115,000 people since October 2004.
Attached to the convention center complex, the American Bank Center Arena is home to the ICERAYS hockey team, the Texas A&M University basketball teams, and the Corpus Christi Hammerheads. This brand new facility is the perfect location for large general sessions. In its first year of operation, the arena will have hosted close to 120 events: everything from general sessions to circuses, rodeos, live entertainment concerts and performances, and much else in between. Nearly 400,000 thousand people have walked through the arena doors since it first opened in November 2005, and 11 events were full houses.
Also attached to the convention center, the 2,526-seat Selena Auditorium is an acoustically superb performing arts hall featuring plush seating. It too is often used as a general session venue, as well as the ideal location for ballets, symphonic performances, operas, and all types of arts entertainment. On average, the Selena Auditorium is used approximately 150 times per year. These facilities at the American Bank Center together make Corpus Christi a great location for any meeting, convention, or performance.
Looking to set up a convention in Corpus Christi?
If you're looking for a great site to host your convention, meeting, or performance, the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi offers everything you need, not least of which is a great vacation destination that attendees will love to visit. Contact our convention services staff to get more information or request assistance in your planning.