FACILITY

The Las Cruces Convention Center is committed to providing an exemplary destination for meetings, conventions, consumer shows, banquets, trade shows and entertainment. We strive to offer the highest level of customer services for our customers and their attendees.

We are committed to providing professional management by operating the facilities with the highest level of efficiency and professional integrity, being a good corporate citizen and striving to exceed expectations of our customers, clients and business partners.

No two events are exactly alike, that’s why the Las Cruces Convention Center is designed to be as flexible as it is attractive. The LEED Gold certified Convention Center is 55,000 square feet with just over 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The facility features a 17,200 square foot exhibition hall as well as a nearly 9,000 square foot ballroom. There are 10 break-out rooms with nearly 6,800 square feet of space. Additionally, the building boasts over 5,000 square feet outdoor space and 8,500 square feet of indoor pre-function space.

Free WiFi for all attendees is accessible throughout the facility – and we offer the fastest internet speed available.

The Convention Center is located at 680 University Avenue, at the corner of University Avenue and Union Avenue. The Center is within close proximity of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and boasts over 2,500 hotel rooms within a 6 mile radius.

It is our goal at the Las Cruces Convention Center to provide great customer service for all planners, visitors, and exhibitors that will be our guests. Please feel free to call us at 575.526.0100 so we may answer any other questions you may have.

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About SMG Management

SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, was founded in 1977 with the management of our first facility, the Louisiana Superdome. We soon grew to manage convention centers, exhibition halls and trade centers, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theaters, and specific-use venues such as equestrian centers. SMG’s clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and its unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving.

Our successful growth has been built on the many partnerships, relationships, and resources we have developed with our clients — both municipal and private. This unique combination of resources, relationships, and expertise has allowed SMG to define and refine the industry throughout its history. Our ownership and team of dedicated corporate support personnel make us unrivaled in the field of private facility management.

SMG has been in the business of providing operations and management services to stadiums, arenas, convention and conference centers, theaters and performing arts centers, recreation and equestrian facilities and other specialized facilities for more than 40 years.

SMG has defined management philosophy and style that has led to our industry leading position. No other private facility management company can match the depth and range of our capabilities. Our proprietary programs, well-established management systems, and talented employees ensure that all SMG-managed facilities are professionally and efficiently operated. SMG provides a full range of facility management, operations, marketing, and event booking services, as well as pre-development, pre-opening, and operations consulting. Our broad range of management services can be customized to meet each client’s unique needs.

We understand contracting with government agencies- most of our clients are cities, states, counties or special purpose districts. Our operational best practices program is the cornerstone of the operational excellence that SMG is known for throughout the country. Developed through years of experience and industry knowledge, SMG has documented operating procedures and systems that enable our SMG Team to achieve the highest quality operating standards. Through our corporate office and field personnel, SMG provides management services and areas of expertise to each of our clients.

Careers

Careers
The Las Cruces Convention Center is managed by SMG. Please visit our home page to look for Career Opportunities at the Las Cruces Convention Center, as well as other venues managed by SMG. http://www.smgworld.com/p/who-we-are/302

Floor Plans & Capacity Chart

Exhibit Hall
17,200 square feet of column-free contiguous space. The Exhibit Hall features carpeted floors and access to utilities for ease of logistics and exhibitor satisfaction. The 20’ clearance height of the space, along with a large ground level roll up door, offers the flexibility for bringing in large exhibits and rigging from the ceiling for full production events.

Ballroom
Approximately 9,000 square feet of column-free carpeted space and the 24’ ceilings will show the exposed wood beams to add to the ambiance of the well appointed space. The Ballroom boasts an outdoor covered event area with views of the Organ Mountains.

Meeting Rooms
Nearly 6,800 square feet of breakout space with ten rooms total. Six of the rooms have 475 square feet of space and the other four have 964 square feet. You can combine the rooms to make additional space if needed.

Prefunction Space
The Las Cruces Convention Center has over 8,500 square feet of indoor prefunction space that illuminates with natural light – providing a warm and inviting environment for your attendees, as well as over 5,000 square feet of outdoor space.

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Food & Beverage

In-house, onsite food and beverage services will be provided exclusively by the Las Cruces Convention Center. The team at the Convention Center will work to create customized options that fit the taste and budget of any group. The food and beverage department can create menus to suit your group whether it’s a meeting for 20 or a gala for 800.

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Audio Visual Services

The Las Cruces Convention Center offers in-house Audio Visual services. Our state-of-the-art equipment will enhance your program and showcase your content professionally to your attendees. Our staff will work with you to create the perfect custom concept for your event and will deliver the package seamlessly and professionally. Contact your event manager to start planning a package that is perfect for you.
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Equipment & Services

The Las Cruces Convention Center has everything you need. Our event services department exists to assist event planners in managing a successful event, regardless of size and scope.

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Parking

Onsite parking offers 350 paved spaces and over 100 spaces of overflow parking with easy access to the building. Additional overflow parking is located a short walk from the building.

Truck Access

Truck access is conveniently laid out with a “U-shaped” loading dock with a dock leveler to allow load in and out for all size trucks. Additionally a drive up ramp with a 12×12 overhead door allows direct access to the exhibit hall floor. A ramp leading to the outdoor plaza and 2- 8 x 10 doors allow access to the Ballroom.

Electrical

Electrical power for events is conveniently located in floor boxes located on 30’ centers throughout the exhibit hall and ballroom. These boxes all have multiple 60 amp service and various boxes have 208 volt single phase connections. Supplemental power is provided at various locations to provide stage or heavy exhibit needs. These are 200 Amp, 3 Phase disconnects. Power for registration or exhibits is located throughout the Pre-function areas.

Media & Press Inquiries

For immediate attention, please contact the Director of Sales and Marketing, Megan Allen at mallen@meetinlascruces.com

For all media inquiries click here for our Media Request Form.

 

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