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Nestled in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio along the banks of the world famous River Walk thrives the nucleus of the city’s convention industry. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center plays host to more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world. The HGBCC once built as part of the 1968 HemisFair is just a memory as it has been expanded into a beautifully decorated and spacious facility. The HBGCC spans an impressive 1.3 million sq. ft. to include over 203,000 sq. ft. of meeting space that is divisible up to 67 ways, three beautiful ballrooms, four exhibit halls with a contiguous space of approximately 440,000 sq. ft. and seven registration areas.

The HBGCC complex also features the Lila Cockrell Theatre, a 2,521-seat Performing Arts Theatre, the Alamodome and more than 9,600 of the city’s downtown hotel rooms are within minutes and walking distance.

Total exhibit space: 404,887 sq. ft.
Largest hall: 133,368 sq. ft.
Largest ballroom: 39,816 sq. ft.
Number of meeting rooms: 29
Getting In Touch
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – (800) 447-3372