Anaheim Convention Center Expansion
The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), centrally located in the heart of Southern California, welcomes millions of visitors to the City of Anaheim for tourism, business and conventions/meetings. As the largest exhibition center on the West Coast, the ACC is part of the Anaheim Resort District, which generates nearly 50 percent of the City’s general fund tax revenues. These revenues pay for critical city services such as Fire, Police and other important community assets, like our parks and libraries.
Currently the ACC is operating near maximum practical occupancy. Therefore, despite the success of the Convention Center, we realize that we need to expand our center and adapt to changes in the convention business. Expanding the ACC will allow us retain those valuable conventions and trade shows as well as attract new conventions and opportunities that would significantly benefit the community.Staff reports and links
On July 15, 2014, the City Council, by Resolution, approved a joint exercise of powers agreement by and between the City and the Anaheim Housing Authority (Housing Authority) creating a new joint powers authority, the Anaheim Housing and Public Improvements Authority (JPA). The Joint Exercise of Powers Act gives the JPA authority to issue revenue bonds to pay the costs and expenses of acquiring or constructing a wide range of public projects.
The actions being considered at the July 22nd Council meeting are to consider financing for the ACC expansion.
- What is the expansion plan for the Anaheim Convention Center?
- Why is Anaheim expanding the Convention Center?
- How will Anaheim pay for the ACC expansion?
- What are the benefits of the expansion?
- What if Anaheim does not expand ACC?
- How do we know that increasing our flex space is the best way to grow our Convention Center?
- What are the next steps?