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Orange County Convention Center Location: 9860 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819 Year built: Opened in 1983 Size: The second largest CC in the U.S., the OCCC is 7,000,000 sq.ft. of which 2,100,000 sq.ft. is exhibit space. There’s 479,190 sq.ft. of breakout space in 74 meeting rooms and 235 breakout rooms, two ballrooms with a combined 155,656 sq.ft., a 200-seat lecture hall, a 2,643 seat theater, three full-service restaurants, eight food courts & three business centers. Parking: 6,227 parking garage spaces Wi-Fi: Free high-speed internet is available in public spaces, restaurants, common areas and lobbies. The exhibition space is a separate network and must be arranged through the facility. Exhibitor Internet is broadcast as a 5GHz network. Hotels: There are more than 110 hotels within a three-mile radius of the OCCC Airport Info: It’s 13 miles from Orlando International Airport. Fun Fact #1: The Boston Pops Orchestra played at the grand opening on Feb. 26, 1983 for 14,000 people

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Fun Fact #2: The OCCC consists of two huge buildings connected by a covered walkway. The north/south building alone took 130,000 cubic yards of concrete. If that concrete had been used to build a sidewalk, it would be 140 miles, the distance from the OCCC to Key West. Fun Fact #3: The largest ballroom has more square footage than the White House. Website: occc.net ExhibitCityNews.com July/August 2020 11

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