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The Baltimore Convention Center

Fact Sheet


One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


City of Baltimore

Original Facility Expansion/Renovation

Date of Opening: August, 1979

Date of Opening: September, 1996
Renovation completion: April, 1997

Cost: $51.4 million Cost: $151 million
+ $35 million, State General Obligation & Revenue Bonds
+ $15 million, City of Baltimore
+ $101 million , State of Maryland - General Obligation & Revenue Bonds
+ $50 million , City of Baltimore- Revenue Bonds
NBBJ Seattle, Washington (Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet
Baltimore, Maryland
+ Loschky, Marquardt & Nesholm
Seattle, Washington
+ Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet
Baltimore Maryland
Construction Manager:
Whiting Turner Contracting Company
Towson, Maryland
Construction Manager:
Gilbane Building Company
Laurel, Maryland
Total Square Footage: 425,000 Square Feet
Exhibit Halls: 115,000 Square Feet
Meeting Rooms: 40,000 Square Feet
Total Square Footage: 1,225,000 Square Feet
Exhibit Halls: 300,000 Square Feet
Meeting Rooms: 85,000 Square Feet
Ballroom: 36,000 SquareFeet


The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location in the Mid-Atlantic for organizations to host conventions, meetings, banquets and other activities; large or small. The Center is conveniently located off of Interstates 83 and 95, between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. It is surrounded by several major hotels and tourist attractions, all within walking distance. The Center is connected by skywalk to several major hotels and shopping facilities. Located only eight miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, it is conveniently accessible by car and Baltimore's Light Rail system.


The Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art telecommunications network operated by M.C. Dean, Inc. The system boasts a high speed hybrid physical plant comprised of multimode and single mode fiber optic backbone. High speed category five cabling is connected to all floor boxes and outlets and in the meeting rooms.

Compressed air, water, drainage, & electricity are available on the exhibit floor at 30' centers.

The facility's HVAC system is supplied chilled water by an energy efficient ice storage system.

The exhibit halls are equipped with 32 covered loading docks and has easy direct drive access to the exhibit hall.

43 of the Center's meeting rooms are equipped with a state-of-the-art in-house sound system. These rooms are tied to a centrally located recording feed.

The Ballroom is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio system which includes two Peavy Media Matrix computer that control the entire system.

The Center's food & beverage services are offered by Centerplate. Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with more than 140 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. 

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