The Los Angeles Convention Center attracts millions of visitors annually and is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions
Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is in the southwest area of Los Angeles, and it plays host to more than 2 million guests and 350 events each year. It contains more than 720,000 square feet of exhibition space, 147,000 square feet of meeting halls, 64 meeting rooms, and 1.96 million square feet of parking for 5,600 cars, including charging stations for electric vehicles. Its lobby sports two massive, multi-colored maps inlaid on the structures two floors, while the Kentia Hall can double as a 415-car garage.
LACC is home to annual events including the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Anime Expo, the BET Experience, the Emmy Awards Governors Ball, the Grammy Awards Celebration, and the world-famous Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The center has also served as the set for many Hollywood movies. LACC will feature prominently in the upcoming 2028 Summer Olympics, hosting the women’s basketball preliminaries, boxing, fencing, taekwondo, table tennis, and BMX freestyle events. There are also plans for more sporting events.
A new expansion, set to being in 2019, will build a new convention hall that connects to the South Hall. Planners intend to use the new space to house various sports and will be used as a part of the Live Site Olympic Zone in 2028.