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Prairie Capital Convention Center

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Address: 1 Convention Center Plz, Springfield, IL 62701-1698
Phone Number: 217/788-8800
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Attended WWE

this facility is on the small side but worked well for WWE. We did not have to park but it was very clearly marked for ease. We had seats on the floor. The only complaint was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
melinda w
Wood River, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

After the renovation the PCCC looks nice. Generally an okay place to do something depending on what the event it. It has various levels of success depending on the type of event. Don't expect anything too impressive, but it's still an okay place to go.

Thank Steve G
Clare, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We were there for the IL FFA state convention. They were very busy. It was OK. It was kind of hot and humid considering the number of people. The center knew what was going on and the weather outside. It was nice to go through the tunnel from the hotel to the convention center though. That was very nice.

Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Prairie Capital Convention Center or PC3 in downtown Springfield is a venue home to a variety of events. It hosts everything from graduations, concerts, basketball games, and conventions. The University of Illinois basketball team played five games here in 2015. The PCCC went through a major renovation in 2014. It has a great layout for concerts. Recently, Chris Stapleton played... More 

Thank Patrick K
Wood River, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

this facility is on the small side but worked well for WWE. We did not have to park but it was very clearly marked for ease. We had seats on the floor. The only complaint was the floor seats were set too close to the row in front. Very hard to get out of the row.

Thank melinda w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I've attended several different events here in the past including concerts, mma fights, and circuses. They staff the place well with security concession workers the sound and lighting is always great it's a large arena with plenty of bathrooms and easy access to them the shows I have been to are always great. Free Parking is easy to find close... More 

Thank living the o
Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Typical convention center..big and barny, with wide corridors and lots of flexible rooms. Parking is across the street, which is relatively inexpensive and convenient.

Thank 2jbsdad
Decatur, Illinois
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54 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Bobby3131
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.

Thank illinoisfriend
Chicago, Illinois
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1,769 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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.

Thank Allen21096

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