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Prairie Capital Convention Center

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Address: 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: 217/788-8800
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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great place to watch a ball game

There are no bad seats at the center for a ball game. And they have added restrooms on the main floor which has been needed since it was built. Not sure why someone didn't think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Decatur, Illinois
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I've been to the Center more than 50 times for business and pleasure. It's a big open area with bleachers and not much else. The bathrooms are inconveniently located wayyyy upstairs or wayyyy downstairs and the concessions are expensive and not worth it. During circus or other shows the prices go up. There are tons of stairs to get to... More 

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Mazon, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Have been here several times for multiple events. Very easy to get in and out of and two great hotels next to it if you need to spend the night.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are no bad seats at the center for a ball game. And they have added restrooms on the main floor which has been needed since it was built. Not sure why someone didn't think of that when the built it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There is a lot of exposition space and you will never feel closed in. It is conveniently located near several hotels in downtown Springfield.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I understand the place was remodeled recently and it sure shows. I've been in high end restaurants with bathrooms less attractive than the ones in this convention center. very friendly staff and ample affordable parking. a very nice space for a show.

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East Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We enjoyed the the convention center for this event. The complex is huge and you don't feel boxed in. We like the theater type seats and they are plentiful with several levels and sections to choose from. We were not assigned seats for this event and we were able to move for better video and pictures depending on the wrestling... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It had been a very long time since I had attended a venue at PCCC. The set up for the concert was great. The staff was helpful to help us find our seats. Great facility and great concert!!

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Clinton, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

First time to attend a concert at the Praire Capital Convention Center. It is a small venue. Our original seats where behind a curtain. The staff seated us very close to the stage, which really made our night. Thought the downtown area of Springfield was very nice, all decorated for the season. The wife and I enjoyed the evening.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Nice location-they hosted the memorial sefvice here and it was quite nice

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Springfield, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The title says it all. Go to Peoria for the real thing!

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