A couple of weeks ago, I posted a list of the country’s most walkable professional football stadiums according to Walk Score. My local stadium, University of Phoenix Stadium in suburban Glendale didn’t fare too well, coming in 21st with a walkscore of just 45.
This week, Walk Score turned it’s focus to convention centers. This time, Phoenix fared significantly better. It’s downtown Convention Center ranked 5th, with a score of 94. This places us ahead of such notable conference destinations as San Diego (9th-89), New Orleans (15th-80) and Las Vegas (18th-63).
|Rank||Convention Center||City||Walk Score|
|1||The Moscone Center||San Francisco, CA||98|
|1||America’s Center||St. Louis, MO||98|
|3||Reno-Sparks Convention Center||Reno, NV||97|
|4||Salt Palace Convention Center||Salt Lake City, UT||95|
|5||Phoenix Convention Center||Phoenix, AZ||94|
|6||Georgia World Congress Center||Atlanta, GA||92|
|7||The Colorado Convention Center||Denver, CO||91|
|7||Tampa Convention Center||Tampa, FL||91|
|9||San Diego Convention Center||San Diego, CA||89|
|9||Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||San Antonio, TX||89|
|11||Jacob K. Javits Convention Center||New York, NY||88|
|12||Dallas Convention Center||Dallas, TX||83|
|13||George R. Brown Convention Center||Houston, TX||82|
|13||Boston Convention & Exhibition Center||Boston, MA||82|
|15||New Orleans Morial Convention Center||New Orleans, LA||80|
|15||Sands Expo and Convention Center||Las Vegas, NV||80|
|17||McCormick Place||Chicago, IL||69|
|18||Las Vegas Convention Center||Las Vegas, NV||63|
|18||Donald E. Stephens Convention Center||Rosemont, IL||63|
|20||Orange County Convention Center||Orlando, FL||45|
This list of convention centers is from Cvent and only includes convention centers with over 650,000 square feet of meeting space.