Reno-Sparks Convention Center

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is a convention center in the western United States, located in Reno, Nevada.[1][2] Opened 57 years ago in 1965 as Centennial Coliseum,[1] it hosted the Big Sky Conference basketball tournament in 1983,[3] and also hosts boxing matches.[4] In 2021 the convention center will host the Legion Sports Fest, the largest fitness and bodybuilding event in the West. [5]

Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Address4590 South Virginia Street
LocationReno, Nevada, U.S.
Coordinates39°29′10″N 119°47′28″W / 39.486°N 119.791°W / 39.486; -119.791Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 119°47′28″W / 39.486°N 119.791°W / 39.486; -119.791
OwnerReno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority
Built1965; 57 years ago (1965)
Renovated2009; 13 years ago (2009)
Former names
Centennial Coliseum
Classroom-style seating
Meeting-room seating
Theatre seating
Enclosed space
 • Total space650,000 square feet (60,000 m2)
 • Exhibit hall floor500,000 square feet (46,000 m2)
 • Breakout/meeting(53 rooms)
 • Ballroom30,000 square feet (2,800 m2)

Southwest of the airport, its elevation at street level is approximately 4,450 feet (1,355 m) above sea level.


The main exhibit space is 381,000 square feet (35,400 m2), which can be divided into five halls. Freight access is provided via a set of nineteen freight doors, eight of which are drivable, and of which one is a hangar-style door that measures 39 feet (12 m) wide by 32 feet (10 m) tall.

In addition, the Mt. Rose Ballroom, a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) column-free space, can be divided into seven meeting rooms. A total of 53 meeting rooms, of capacities ranging from fifty to over three thousand, are available within the complex.


  1. ^ a b County History at, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 12/9/09
  2. ^ Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority: the most affordable destination offers first-class service and amenities. at, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 12/9/09
  3. ^ Killen, John (March 11, 1983). "Will UI fly high in the Sky?". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  4. ^ "Live boxing returns to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center". 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Legion Sports Fest - Center Podium". 26 June 2021.