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1500 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

Meetings & Events Come Together at the Crossroads Located at the intersection of I-75, I-40 and I-81, Knoxville, Tennessee serves as the crossroads of America. The city provides the accessibility you need, the venues you want and the overall experience you’ve been hoping to find. Knoxville boasts a number of outstanding venues suitable for a variety of events, including everything from conventions to sporting competitions. The Knoxville Convention Center serves as the cornerstone of Knoxville’s meeting facilities. Located alongside World’s Fair Park, minutes from the University of Tennessee, and a short drive from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, this beautiful, 500,000-square-foot space is ideal for gatherings of all kinds. The Convention Center is located just minutes from Market Square, the heart of Knoxville’s vibrant and walkable downtown. This popular area is home to eclectic shopping, fine dining, outdoor concerts and more. A number of Knoxville’s finest hotels are within walking distance, and many of the downtown hotels and attractions are located on the free shuttle route provided by Knoxville Trolley Lines. Attendees love it here! With all these amenities plus the complimentary services provided by the Visit Knoxville Sales and Services team, it’s easy to see why more and more people are planning to gather at the Crossroads in Knoxville. Download your Meeting Planner Guide at meetingplanner.visitknoxville.com.

Knoxville Fast Facts

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Visit Knoxville
301 S Gay Street , Knoxville, TN 37902

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Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic, Mountain, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (Knoxville Expo Center): 120,000

Meeting Space, Square Feet (Knoxville Convention Center): 53,990

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Chilhowee Park): 57,000

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Knoxville Marriott): 378

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,500

McGhee Tyson Airport

Miles to downtown 12

Cities with non-stop flights19

International cities with direct flights0

Geographic Areas Served:

Knoxville, Knox County

Why Meet in Knoxville

Visit Knoxville Services: Whatever the size & scope of your convention, Knoxville & Visit Knoxville's meeting planning experts have the facilities & complimentary services you need to make sure it's successful & memorable.

Meeting Space: The cornerstone of Knoxville's facilities is the Knoxville Convention Center featuring more than half-million square feet of meeting space surrounded by expansive outdoor lawns & festival areas.

Location: Located in the geographic center of the eastern United States, Knoxville is within a day's drive of half the nation's population, features two major interstates, I-75 & I-40, and the newly renovated McGhee Tyson Airport.

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The CVB represents the convention center

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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