Indianapolis’ already impressive convention package with 749,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space under one roof in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium with a record 12 connected hotels has welcomed 24 of TSNN’s Top 250 shows.
And more is in store – Indy is on pace to expand the convention center to add 130,000 sq. ft. of flexible space including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom, the state’s largest.
This expansion serves as the next phase in ensuring Indy continues to race ahead as USA Today’s “#1 Convention City in the U.S.”
Indiana Convention Center:
The Indiana Convention Center offers excellent configuration flexibility, efficient set-up and load-out, and the latest in technology. Exhibit halls are virtually column-free, and the largest of the ballrooms, the Sagamore, offers 33,335 sq. ft. of flexible space capable of hosting 3,400 theatre style.
|Total Sq. Ft.||Room Size||Ceiling Height||Classroom||Theatre||Banquet 8/10||10x10s|
|Sagamore Ballroom 1-7|
|Sagamore Ballroom 1, 2, 6 or 7|
|Sagamore Ballroom 3, 4, 5|
|Sagamore Ballroom 1-2, 6-7|
|500 Ballroom Reception Room|
|Wabash Ballroom 1-3|
|Wabash Ballroom 1 or 3|
|Wabash Ballroom 2|
A successful meeting is mostly about servicing meeting planners and delighting attendees—but it’s also a successful meeting if its environmental impact is kept at a minimum.
Food. An Indianapolis-based organization called Second Helpings reclaims food after a banquet and takes it to kitchens at their facility to be distributed to homeless shelters and missions, reducing waste and feeding the community.
Recycling. Aluminum cans, palettes, paper, and cooking oil used at the Indiana Convention Center are recycled.
Paper Products. We’ve created our own line of biodegradable, disposable serviceware products. Also, paper towels and tissues are 100% recycled material.
Cleansers. Green Seal-certified cleaning products are used throughout the facility.
Sustainability. Catering uses milk, cheese, and yogurt from a local organic dairy farm, as well as local produce.
Energy Savings. We reduce lighting and HVAC in unoccupied areas of the building and in exhibit halls during move-in and move-out. Meeting rooms and lobby areas use compact fluorescent lamps, and exhibit halls provide more efficient lower-wattage lamps with the same light output. And Lucas Oil Stadium saves energy with CPI Daylighting system and fans designed to move the maximum amount of air with minimal energy consumption.
Water. We provide water stations in place of bottles for attendees. Sink faucets and low-flow toilets also reduce water waste. For clean-up, all parking lots are swept—not sprayed.
Ground Transportation. Having your meeting in Indianapolis means less shuttling, less commuting, less time stuck in traffic idling car and bus engines. Less exhaust puffing out of vehicles stuffed with impatient attendees reduces your carbon footprint.