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Prairie Capital Convention Center

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

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Good location for a school dance competition. Lots of space.

Plenty of seating at the convention center to watch performances. Only negative I can state, is that they need hand railing for all the steps on the floor level seating, as I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of seating at the convention center to watch performances. Only negative I can state, is that they need hand railing for all the steps on the floor level seating, as I watched a friend's elderly parent tumble down the steps this weekend.

Thank Sandy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We attended a small cheerleading competition here. Parking was right across the street and only cost $5. The venue was clean, loud speakers were clear for speakers and music, bathrooms easy to find with plenty of stalls for girls (but some people had problems finding the sinks), seating was as comfortable as one would expect of this type of venue,... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This 3-block long site has been around for decades and houses some of our city's greatest pastimes, including sports venues. In my experience as an AmeriCorps Member, this is the second year in a row that we have had our Annual National Recognition Day, led by our Serve Illinois Executive Director Scott McFarland, held there. Our events are always well-planned... More 

Thank Laura W
Foley, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

They always seem to be very organized. The place is clean the people are friendly and helpful. Unfortunatly we didn't have much time, we were on our way out of town. We had met up with some friends there.

Thank Cindy W
Alton, Illinois
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230 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Nice venue, meeting rooms close together from a central hallway but with plenty of space. Bathroom placement is obvious and close at hand. The parking garage is literally just out the door so very convenient. I was particularly impressed by the oversight of the IT crew - Bill's the man!

Thank Rbj2040
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Cortland, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Wood River, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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