Cincinnati USA has achieved Multiple Venue Possibilities (MVP) status with hosting sports-oriented events of every type and size. From the three professional venues situated on its scenic downtown riverfront to more than 150 diverse sports locations throughout the area, this city’s lineup is second to none… That’s because Cincinnati is steeped in sports. It is hometown to the world’s first professional baseball team as well as the nation’s oldest professional tennis tournament, the Western & Southern Open, played in its city of origin.
Cincinnati knows how to roll out the red carpet too. Just ask organizers of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game about the seasoned event specialists and volunteers who teamed together to host a truly major league success.
With two convention centers, five entertainment districts and countless shopping and dining options, attendees will have plenty of options for work and play sessions. Cincinnati’s compact layout puts downtown meeting, hotel and entertainment options just steps apart. If you’re looking for a home field for your next sports event, put Cincinnati USA high on your draft list.
"Cincinnati’s done the best job we’ve seen so far!”
–Rob Manfred, MLB Commissioner, after the 2015 All-Star Game
Duke Energy Convention Center
Surrounded by the excitement of downtown Cincinnati’s explosive renaissance, Duke Energy Convention Center offers expansive and adaptable event and meeting spaces—all within three blocks of 3,200 hotel rooms and 6,000 parking spaces.
Extensive renovations have created a beautiful, high-tech convention venue, encompassing more than 750,000 total square feet. The main floor exhibit space features high ceilings, unobstructed sight lines and convenient bays for easy loading. Thirty flexible meeting rooms and two beautiful ballrooms highlight the upper floors.
In addition, new digital displays throughout the building, including a 60-sq.-ft. video wall inside the main entrance, speak loudly to attendees and offer maximum sponsor visibility.
The award-winning Duke Energy Convention Center serves as a model for hosting successful sports events and has welcomed groups like USA Fencing, AAU National Karate, U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Association, and USA Gymnastics. For convenience, efficiency and state-of-the-art sports events, DECC is the place to be.
U.S. Bank Arena
U.S. Bank Arena is accustomed to hosting large groups and events. Home to the Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four and the extravagant opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 World Choir Games, this 15,000-seat space is perfectly situated in downtown Cincinnati. On the banks of the Ohio River, bordering one of five downtown entertainment districts and an easy stroll from the convention center, it will put even your biggest gathering in the heart of the action. Plus, the arena is easily accessible, located just off the exits of Interstates 71 and 75 with plenty of parking in the surrounding lots and garages. While smaller groups can be accommodated, its true calling is in making your big event a big success.