The Kansas City Convention Center is now home to one of the largest eco-friendly ballrooms in the country. The new 46,484-square-foot ballroom is connected to Bartle Hall, which features 388,800 square feet of exhibit space. The ballroom can hold 4,650 people theater style or 3,000 people for meal functions. It is a green building, having received Silver LEED certification. The ballroom features a daylighting system that allows natural light into the room, cutting-edge lighting technology that can be programmed to any color and a 38-foothigh glass wall that runs the entire length of the south wall. The ballroom is part of a multi-phase renovation project at the Convention Center that included a $14 million makeover at the Music Hall that expanded the stage and reconfigured the seats to improve sightlines.