Convention Center receives coveted award

Friday, 10 July 2009
The Tulsa Convention Center has received a 2009 Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Award, which is given annually to the top convention and exposition centers by Facilities Media Group, publishers of Facilities & Destinations magazine.

Awards are given based on votes by the magazine’s readership of more than 51,000 Association and Corporate Meeting Planners.
The Tulsa Convention Center is one of 76 facilities in the United States and Canada to win the 2009 award.  Tulsa also won this same award in 2007. Employees report that with the current economic situation and the ongoing construction at the Convention Center, it was hard-earned this year.

“This award epitomizes our exceptional staff as many cannot claim this award while under construction,” Tulsa Convention Center Assistant General Manager, Janet Rockefeller said.

Tulsa Convention Center continues construction on a 30,000 square-foot ballroom and the renovation to the existing facility scheduled for completion January 2010.

Located on the north side of the Convention Center, the Tulsa ballroom will be the largest in Oklahoma.  The new ballroom will have a beautiful glass wall overlooking the BOK Center.

Inside will be 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 will make it the perfect space for important social and meeting events.

For easy access, the ballroom will have a corridor connecting it to the rest of the Tulsa Convention Center.  This extensive renovation will include seven additional meeting rooms located adjacent to the ballroom.  The entire project adds 52,200 square feet of rentable space.

Construction on Oklahoma’s largest ballroom at the Tulsa Convention Center marks the establishment of a Tulsa landmark.  This Vision 2025 project will add attractive rentable space to increase the number of events Tulsa’s Convention Center can accommodate.

The Tulsa Convention Center currently 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—all open during the construction. Both the Tulsa Convention Center and BOK Center are managed by SMG.

The Tulsa Convention Centre is located in downtown Tulsa at 7th and Houston. For more information visit

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