Sacramento's Renovated and Expanded Safe Credit Union Convention Center to Open Soon

As California looks ahead to welcoming the return of conventions, Visit Sacramento will offer planners a new option with the opening of Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. This fully renovated and expanded space will have new, flexible indoor and outdoor space.

Set to open in just a few months, Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Convention Center is situated in the city’s downtown neighborhood. Highlights will include:

  • 240,000 square feet of programable space
  • 160,000-square-foot contiguous exhibit hall
  • 80,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 37 breakouts
  • 22,000 square feet of outdoor space (including new, programable activities plaza)
  • A refreshed and modern design with an abundance of natural light 

“The Visit Sacramento team has been in a unique position during the COVID-19 pandemic: Our convention center was under construction throughout 2020—rather than just being closed, like so many others have experienced,” said Visit Sacramento president and CEO Mike Testa. "This timing has given our team the ability to collaborate with the architects and explore how to best utilize the new flexible space and outdoor options to fit the evolving needs of our planners in this new reality.”

Keeping Guests Safe

Visit Sacramento is working with the city and statewide experts to ensure that when the time is right for conventions to begin again in California, Sacramento will offer a safe and flexible location for both planners and delegates alike. The SAFE Credit Union Convention Center is already GBAC Certified, and its staff—together with Visit Sacramento—are part of a task force that is conferring with leading health officials to usher in the safe return of meetings and conventions in the state. 

More New Development

Beyond the convention center, Sacramento’s convention hotels like the Hyatt Regency Sacramento have recently undergone renovation, and the city is set to see several new hotel properties join the market in 2021. The Fort Sutter Hotel in the Midtown district, as well as the new Hyatt Centric City Center hotel next door to the Golden 1 Center arena, are slated to open in just a few months.

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