Tulsa Convention Center receives Prime Site award

The Tulsa Convention Center receives a 2010 Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Award. The award is given annually to the top convention and exposition centers by Facilities Media Group, publishers of Facilities & Destinations magazine. The Prime Site Awards are voted by the magazine’s readership of more than 51,000 Association and Corporate Meeting Planners.
The Tulsa Convention Center is one among more than 70 facilities in the U.S. and Canada to win the 2010 award. The Convention Center last won the award in 2009.
The Convention Center recently finished construction on a 30,000 SF ballroom and the renovation to the existing facility. The new ballroom has a glass wall overlooking the BOK Center. Inside is an impressive 13,625 square foot pre-function space with high ceilings and room for receptions, registration or breaks. The ballroom’s elegant design and high-grade finishes make it the perfect space for important social and meeting events. The entire project adds more than 83,000 square feet.
“The addition of the Tulsa Ballroom and the renovation to the Tulsa Convention Center makes downtown an even more exciting destination for visitors and residents. The additional space makes the Convention Center a better option for regional and national planners looking for large, flexible meeting and event space and those types of events help drive economic impact for the city,” General Manager of the Tulsa Convention Center and BOK Center, John Bolton, CFE said.

On Saturday, January 16 from 10 am to 2 pm, an open house will be held to celebrate the opening of the new Tulsa Ballroom and completion of renovation on the existing facility. The public is invited to come enjoy live music, giveaways, $1 concessions and tours of the building.

Completion of construction on Oklahoma’s largest ballroom at the Tulsa Convention Center marks the establishment of a Tulsa landmark. This Vision 2025 project adds attractive rentable space to increase the number of events Tulsa’s Convention Center can accommodate. The Tulsa Convention Center also houses a 102,600 square-foot Exhibit Hall, 8,900-seat arena, 20,000 square-foot Conference Hall, 7,700 square-foot Assembly Hall with built-in stage and 16 additional meeting rooms. Both the Tulsa Convention Center and BOK Center are managed by SMG.

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