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The San Jose Convention Center
is the main convention center
A convention center is a large building that is designed to hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and share common interests. Convention centers typically offer sufficient floor area to accommodate several thousand attendees...
for the city of San Jose
San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the U.S., and the county seat of Santa Clara County which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay...
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...
. It is located in close proximity to several others of San Jose's convention and cultural structures. Its formal name is the San Jose McEnery Convention Center
, in recognition of former mayor Tom McEnery
Tom McEnery is an American author, businessman, and teacher from San Jose, California, who served as the 61st mayor of that city from 1983 to 1991.McEnery attended Santa Clara University, graduating with a B.A. in 1967 and an M.A. in 1970...
The convention center offers 143000 square feet (13,285.1 m²) of exhibit space. 31 meeting rooms are also offered, as are banquet facilities for some 5,000 persons.
Taking advantage of the adjacent and newer South Hall
, a column-free expanse akin to an indoor bubble, it can be increased to a joint total of 223000 square feet (20,717.4 m²).
Beginning in Summer 2011 the San Jose Convention Center has began new construction to expand with a new additional 125,000 square feet.
Team San Jose
Team San Jose is a non-profit management corporation launched in 2004 to promote tourism in San Jose, California...
currently manages the facility and promotes it as a place to hold events and meetings to corporate, cultural, and many other organizations.