The Convention Center


The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, like everything else in the city, is BIG– and Big Things Happen Here™.  Big sporting events like the NFL Fan Experience, NCAA Bracket Town and Dallas Safari Club. Big international conferences like NAHB International Builders’ Show, Mary Kay’s Annual Seminar, International Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration, and Solar Power International.  BIG trade shows, meetings, and conventions like MegaFest™, PCMA, Mecum Auto Auction, and The Great American Trucking Show. If you don’t need all 2,000,000 square feet, it’s okay. Our space is flexible and so is our staff.


  • 2,000,000 Total Square Feet
  • 1,000,000 Square Feet of Exhibit Space
  • 65,124 Square Feet of Ballrooms (3 total, which can each be divided into 4)
  • 88 Meeting Rooms
  • 21,290 Square Foot Arena with 9,816 seats
  • 1,750 Seat Theater with dressing rooms
  • Heliport/Vertiport with Conference Room
  • 15 Loading Docks, including 3 covered (total 56 dock spaces and a marshaling yard)
  • 9 Pre-function lobbies (210,475 total square feet)
  • 2,039 Surface parking spaces
  • 1,200 Garage parking spaces
  • Event marketing support, including prime onsite advertising for show management and exhibitors
  • Beautifully manicured grounds including the Dallas Police Memorial, Mary Kay Ash Grove, Pioneer Plaza, and Pioneer Cemetery with historic markers
  • 4,000 hotel rooms within walking distance, including 1,100 at the adjacent Omni Dallas Hotel
  • 4 new restaurants
  • 30 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) airport
  • 7 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL) airport
  • Onsite DART rail station with covered access to the convention center
  • Free shuttle bus (DART D-Link, Route 722) to Downtown, Arts District, Uptown, The Cedars, Bishop Arts District, Victory Park, and the West End