Convention Center

Plan Your Next Event at the American Bank Center

The American Bank Center in Corpus Christi is the city's premier venue for a wide range of events, including conventions, sports, concerts, and the performing arts. The complex encompasses a state-of-the-art convention center, the 10,500-seat American Bank Center Arena, and the 2,526-seat American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. The arena serves as the home for the IceRays hockey team and the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi basketball teams, while the auditorium boasts exceptional acoustics and plush seating, making it perfect for ballets, symphonic performances, operas, and other arts entertainment. With its versatile facilities and prime location, the American Bank Center offers an ideal destination for conventions, meetings, and performances, promising a memorable experience for attendees and a fantastic vacation destination for visitors. Access the American Bank Center website for more info.

Over 138,000 Square Foot of Divisible Space

The Convention Center provides ample room to accommodate various events, with the ability to divide the space into ten separate ballrooms. This flexibility ensures that your event can be tailored to your specific needs.

27 Meeting Rooms Available

These rooms offer a remarkable range of possibilities, allowing you to create the ideal setup for presentations, workshops, or discussions. Whether you require a large open space, smaller breakout rooms, the Convention Center has you covered. With the ability to configure the rooms in numerous variations, you have the freedom to design a layout that maximizes productivity and fosters meaningful interactions. 

4 Loading Bays

Making it convenient for vendors and suppliers to access and set up equipment or decorations. This streamlined logistics process ensures a smooth and efficient experience for everyone involved.

19 Television Monitors

Enhance your event with television monitors strategically placed throughout the venue. These monitors offer the opportunity to display personalized content, such as branding, schedules, or interactive elements, adding a unique touch to your event.

Exclusive Support Services

The Convention Center goes the extra mile by providing on-site support from dedicated professionals. Benefit from electrical, food & beverage, security, and event staffing services, ensuring that every aspect of your event is handled with utmost care and professionalism.

Hassle-Free WI-FI Connectivity

Experience uninterrupted access to the internet with WI-FI ready rooms throughout the American Bank Center. With WI-FI ready rooms, attendees can easily access online resources, collaborate, and communicate without any connectivity concerns.

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Handicap Accessible Seat Exchange

You cannot exchange your ticket in advance. When you arrive at the venue you may go to the Box Office and request to be relocated to ADA seating. Standard policy is one handicap seat plus one guest. This opportunity depends on availability of the seats. Accessible seats are available on each level of the American Bank Center.

Handicap Accessible Parking

All parking lots that are owned and operated by the American Bank Center are ADA compliant and have designated handicap parking available. These are available on a first come first serve basis.

ADA Drop-off and Pick-up Locations

For Arena events, patrons with disabilities may be dropped off at the corner of Shoreline Boulevard and Resaca Street and enter through the Main Entrance. For Selena Auditorium and Exhibit Hall events, patrons with disabilities may be dropped off at the end of Shoreline Boulevard at the turn around.

Sign Language Interpreter

American Bank Center can provide sign language interpretation for guests that are deaf/hard of hearing. Requests for this service must be received three weeks prior to the event and be approved by the performer. For details, please email us at or call the American Bank Center at 361-826-4100.

Sound System

American Bank Center does not control the sound system for events. Each show provides their own equipment and handles the sound level.

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