134 135 THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER THE CONVENTION CENTER AT A GLANCE THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER WHAT: One of the east coast’s largest convention centers WHERE: Atlantic City, New Jersey WEBSITE: ATLANTIC CITY MEANS BUSINESS F irst opened in 1997,upon completion of the $268 million construction project,theAtlanticCityConven- tion Center (ACCC) was designed and built to reflect the city’s seaside location andwas part of amulti-bil- lion redevelopment plan that included newretail and enter- tainment projects.TheACCChas 600,000 square feet of total meeting space and occupies about 31 acres of land,making it one of the east coast’s largest convention centers.Five sec- ond-floor exhibit halls ranging in size from just over 29,000 square feet to nearly200,000 square feet are available for exhibitions and other events.The site has 45meeting rooms totaling nearly110,000 square feet of combined space.It has 29 covered loading docks,plus four drive-in doors,mechani- cal elevators,and 1,400 indoor parking spaces.