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The City of Cedar Rapids recently renovated downtown convention complex is the second-largest convention and events center in the state of Iowa.

The convention center includes a new exhibit hall, ballrooms, meeting rooms, and pre-function space, plus a renovated events arena and renovated hotel with an additional ballroom and meeting room space. The 471,227 square foot complex offers 81,779 square feet of exhibit space, 12,359 square feet of ballroom space, and 19,383 square feet of meeting room space.

Learn more about the U.S. Cellular Center and the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Naming Rights
Complex: U.S. Cellular signed a 10-year agreement with the City for the naming rights of the Cedar Rapids convention center and arena for a total of $3.8 million.

Hotel: Hilton signed a 15-year agreement with the City for the franchise and management of the hotel. The monthly program fee will be 4 percent of the hotel's gross revenue.

Conventions & Events Scheduled for New Complex

  • 2014 Iowa Library Association Annual Conference

  • 2014 Iowa Water Environment Association Annual Conference

  • 2014 Iowa Association of Business & Industry Annual "Taking Care of Business" Conference

  • 2014 NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships hosted by Cornell College

  • 2014 Rotary International District Conference  

  • 2014 Iowa Society of Human Resource Management Annual Conference

  • 2014 Iowa-Illinois Safety Council's Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo

  • 2014 School Nutrition of Iowa Summer Conference

  • 2014 International Association of Fire Chiefs, Missouri Valley Conference 

  • 2014-2028 Iowa Dancesport Classic (an annual event for 14 years)

  • 2015 Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference & Exhibit

  • 2015 Iowa State Association of Counties Fall School of Instruction  

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