The Kansas City Convention Center is home to one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country. The 46,484-square-foot ballroom is connected to Bartle Hall, which features 388,000 square feet of exhibit space. The ballroom can hold 4,650 people theater-style or 3,000 people for meal functions. It is also a green building, having received Silver LEED certification.
The ballroom features a day-lighting system that allows natural light into the room, cutting-edge lighting technology that can be programmed to any color and a 38-foot-high 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, which expanded the stage and reconfigured the seats to improve sightlines. In 2005, the convention center’s meeting space was completely renovated.