William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building

Built in 1911 and completely reconstructed from 2000-2002, the 165,000-square-foot Varied Industries Building offers flexible exhibit space as well as several smaller meeting rooms. The expansive exhibit floor is perfect for large events ranging from car or dog shows to food exhibitions. The Conference Center offers a convenient venue for meetings, break-out sessions or even small trade shows.

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Facility Detail

General Info

  • Exhibit Space: 480’ x 230’
  • Square Feet: 110,400 exhibit space
  • Ceiling Height: 14’ at perimeter, 29’ in center

Approximate Seating

  • Banquet: 7,500+
  • Classroom: 4,500+
  • Theater: 10,000+
  • 10 x 10 booths: 400+

Conference Center

  • Square Feet: 16,000
  • Breakout Rooms: 7, with additional registration area
  • Square Feet: 1,000’ to 8,000’
  • Seating: 220 to 850

Miscellaneous

  • Service Entrances: (2) 12’ w x 10’ h, 20’ w x 20’ h, and (2) 4’ w entrances on north side.
  • Loading Dock: Accommodates up to 4 trucks
  • Elevators: 1
  • Restrooms: West, south, and east sides of building (ADA accessible)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: Entire building
  • Additional Features: Contracted concessions and catering, computerized in-house ticket system, ticket sellers and takers, box office supervisor, door guards, restroom attendants, service staff (many features can be customized)