Perfect for meetings on the Mississippi

Conventions & Meetings
The La Crosse, Wisconsin, area is rich in scenic beauty, diverse attractions, first-class hospitality, and superb meeting facilities.

Meeting Planners are encouraged to contact us.

Centrally Located

Located in the heart of downtown La Crosse’s vibrant riverfront district, the La Crosse Center greets hundreds of thousands of guests each year.  Let us show you how we can enhance your next meeting, convention, wedding, or social gathering.

The La Crosse Center is working to complete a major renovation and expansion; transforming the venue into a more welcoming space with a larger ballroom while taking advantage of the beautiful Mississippi River views.

Please contact Kris Salzwedel at (608) 792-5250 or ksalzwedel@lacrossecenter.com for more information about hosting a meeting or convention in one of our many great rooms. See Rental Form. 

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Arena
Arena
Second Level

The Arena is a magnificent room with its 45 ft. ceilings; 21,000 sq. ft. of open floor space; seating up to 8,000, and a full Valure Curtain Package (curtain package hangs from ceiling to floor) that can be used for any show.

The Arena has been the home to basketball and indoor football teams. Along with sports teams, the Arena has been used for numerous concerts, craft shows, ice shows, sports shows, conferences, and conventions.

Features include:

  • 21,000 sq. ft. of open floor space
  • 45 ft. ceilings
  • Valure Curtain Package (floor to ceiling)
  • Seating up to 8,000
  • 3 Dressing Rooms (A-C), A & B have tiled floor
  • Dressing Rooms equipped with showers, restrooms, and dressing tables
  • 2 Locker Rooms (A-B), equipped with lockers, Restrooms, and 2 showers
  • Opens to North Hall for nearly 40,000 sq. ft. of space
Dimensions Ceiling Height Stage Size Banquet Theater Classroom Booths
West End Stage (with Curtain)
200×108′ 45′ 60x40x4′ 1,088 2,300 1,038 n/a
West End Stage (No Curtain)
200×180′ 45′ 60x40x4′ n/a 2,430 1,074 134 (8×10)
130 (10×10)
South Stage (No Curtain)
200×108′ 45′ 12x56x4′ 1,288 n/a n/a n/a

 

* Wall-to-wall carpeting and curtain package available for Arena and South Hall A.
Ballroom & Boardrooms

Ballroom & Boardrooms
Second Level, South Hall

Ballroom & Boardrooms

Wedding receptions, meetings, and banquets have been held in the Ballroom. With its overview of the Mississippi River and Riverside Park, the Ballroom makes for a romantic setting during a wedding reception or for a relaxing atmosphere during meetings or conventions. The 6,000 sq. ft. Ballroom sub-divides into 3 smaller rooms.

Our Boardrooms (A-C) are the perfect rooms for any size meeting. The La Crosse Center offers up to 5 boardrooms (Boardroom B can be divided into 3 rooms) overlooking South Hall A with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River.

Dimensions Ceiling Height Banquet Theater Classroom 8×10′ Booths
Ballroom 134×50′ 18′ 480 720 396 38
Ballroom A 35×50′ 18′ 120 168 90 n/a
Ballroom B 35×50′ 18′ 120 168 90 n/a
Ballroom C 41×50′ 18′ 120 210 108 n/a

Boardroom 18×24′ 12′ n/a n/a n/a n/a
Boardroom A 25×29′ 12′ 50 56 36 n/a
Boardroom B 25×45′ 12′ 80 104 54 n/a
Boardroom B1 25×14′ 12′ n/a 20 9 n/a
Boardroom B2 25×16′ 12′ n/a 24 18 n/a
Boardroom B3 25×16′ 12′ n/a 24 18 n/a
Boardroom C 25×18′ 12′ 50 56 36 n/a
* Wall-to-wall carpeting and curtain package available for Arena and South Hall A.
North Hall
North Hall
First Level

The North Hall, also known as the North Exhibition Hall, is the ideal place for any event from a convention to a craft show to a wedding reception. The North Hall comes equipped with two lobbies (upper and lower), an elevator, an escalator, four (4) restrooms-2 ADA, 1 concession stand, pay phones, a full-service kitchen, soundproof portable walls for dividing rooms, and a sound system that can be broken down to the 14 rooms.

Features include:

  • 18,000 sq. ft. of unobstructed tile floor space
  • 16-ft. ceilings and 8-ft. ceilings
  • Create 8 rooms under the 16-ft. ceilings and 6 rooms under the 8-ft. ceilings with soundproof portable walls
  • A sound system can be used for the whole room or broken down for each individual room
  • Opens to Arena for nearly 40,000 sq. ft. of space
Area Dimensions Ceiling Height Banquet Theater Classroom Booths
North Hall A 69×103′ 16′ 416 910 480 40 (8×10)
North Hall A1 31×48′ 16′ 96 120 84
North Hall A2 38×48′ 16′ 96 180 84
North Hall A3 38×48′ 16′ 96 180 84
North Hall A4 31×48′ 16′ 96 180 84
North Hall A&B 145×103′ 16′ 872 2,046 1,134 83 (8×10)
82 (10×10)
North Hall B 69×103” 16′ 416 886 480 42 (8×10)
39 (10×10)
North Hall B1 38×48′ 16′ 96 168 117
North Hall B2 31×48′ 16′ 96 120 117
North Hall B3 31×48′ 16′ 96 171 117
North Hall B4 38×48′ 16′ 96 202 117
NH Meeting Room A 16×20′ 8′ 26 12
NH Meeting Room B 23×20′ 8′ 36 18
NH Meeting Room C 32×20′ 8′ 63 30
NH Meeting Room D 32×20′ 8′ 63 30
NH Meeting Room E 23×20′ 8′ 36 18
NH Meeting Room F 16×20′ 8′ 26 12

 

* Wall-to-wall carpeting and curtain package available for Arena and South Hall A.
South Hall
South Hall
First Level

South Hall is a new $14 million dollar expansion that nearly doubled the space of the La Crosse Center. The South Hall forms two levels of impressive meeting space. The Upper Level consists of the Ballroom, 3 Boardrooms, and a Conference Room. The Lower Level is made up of South Hall A and South Hall B.

South Hall A

  • 24,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and meeting space
  • 30 ft. ceilings

South Hall B

  • 12,000 sq. ft.
  • 24 ft. ceilings
  • Divides into 4 smallers break-out and meeting rooms
Area Dimensions Ceiling Height Banquet Theater Classroom Booths
South Hall A 155×149′ 30′ 1,152 2,880 1,842 135 (8×10)
124 (10×10)
South Hall A & B 260×149′ 18×30′ 2,304 4,680 2,766 207 (8×10)
186 (10×10)
South Hall B 117×104′ 18′ 704 1,344 924 72 (8×10)
56 (10×10)
South Hall B1 43×50′ 18′ 96 238 141 n/a
South Hall B2 52×50′ 18′ 120 283 144 n/a
South Hall B3 52×58′ 18′ 128 364 180 n/a
South Hall B4 52×58′ 18′ 120 308 168 n/a
South Hall B3 & B4 n/a n/a 384 n/a n/a n/a

 

* Wall-to-wall carpeting and curtain package available for Arena and South Hall A.
Zielke Suite
Zielke Suite
Second Level

Zielke Suite

With a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, the Patrick Zielke Suite offers you a warm atmosphere for business meetings and social gatherings. A soundproof portable wall is used to divide the Zielke Suite. Also, the sound system can be used for the whole room or separated when dividing up the Suite to meet your needs.

Features include:

  • 3,500 sq. ft. of carpeted space
  • 8-ft. ceilings
  • One/Two room set-up
  • Soundproof portable walls
  • A Sound system can be used for the whole room or broken down for each individual room
  • Equipped with two restrooms
  • Skywalk to an adjacent hotel
Area Dimensions Ceiling Height Banquet Theater Classroom
Suite 59×35′ 8′ 120 287 144
Suite A 24×36′ 8′ 48 102 54
Suite B 35×35′ 8′ 72 160 78

 

* Wall-to-wall carpeting and curtain package available for Arena and South Hall A.
Shipping Information
Loading, Delivery to Booth, Freight Shipments

The Exhibitor permits the La Crosse Center to handle the unloading/reloading, delivery to the booth, and processing of freight shipments made to the exposition as described on the bill of lading. All Shipments must be prepaid. Please advise all persons in charge of your exhibits how and when shipments were made. This will help in tracing missing or delayed shipments. For more information call us at (608) 789-7400. Address all inquiries to:

La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

Freight Receiving

The La Crosse Center will not receive freight prior to one week of the official set-up day. Shipments arriving early will be refused or diverted to a warehouse, in which case, there will be a charge for warehousing plus an additional delivery charge by the trucking company.

Bills of Lading Shipments

Bills of lading shipments must be prepaid and should be on straight bill of lading. Address carefully to indicate number of pieces and weight. If there are heavy items that require special handling or care please forward detailed handling instructions to the La Crosse Center in advance.

Direct Shipping

Please include the following information for direct shipments:

To: (Name of Exhibitor and Booth Number)
For: (Name of Convention)
Address: La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

Outgoing Shipments

All outgoing shipments are the responsibility of the shipper. Please have all items clearly labeled and picked up no later than five business days from official move-out day beyond which the La Crosse Center assumes no responsibility. Shipper shall be responsible for all shipping costs.

La Crosse Center WI

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