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Athletic Competitions

Glass City Center is the preferred regional venue for athletic events of all sorts including gymnastic, cheerleading and dance competitions, as well as tennis, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, boxing and much more. We’ve got the space, a great location, over 550 luxurious rooms downtown and a very experienced staff to help make your event a success.

Here are some of our features that attract these important competitive events:


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  • 75,000 column-free square feet with 32-foot ceiling
  • Can be three 25,000 sq. ft. halls, each with separate entrance
  • Weather-protected, covered loading docks
  • Two drive-on-to-the-floor service doors
  • Comfortable 15,000 sq. ft. main lobby
  • 40 ft. registration counter
  • Seven ticket windows
  • Public address system
  • Concession stands
  • Available on-site catering
  • First Aid Station
  • Public Restrooms
  • ADA compliant accessibility & services
  • Wi-Fi in main exhibit hall
  • Private suite - lounge & shower facilities
  • Electricity (120-208V & 277-480V floor outlets)
  • Water & Drainage
  • Natural gas
  • Compressed air
  • Cellphone outlets



Glass City Center is an official TicketMaster® venue. Our Box Office can provide a full-service ticketing system for all public events.

Benefits of TicketMaster®:
  • Safely manage and track all ticket revenue and revenue settlement immediately after show/event
  • Easily tracked reports on attendance, ticket revenue, tickets sold vs. tickets scanned, and allows the use of mobile scanning
  • Purchase reports and contact information from all online ticket purchases
  • Ability to offer exclusive packages, VIP Pricing, or discounts
  • Utilize Ticketmaster E-blast with special offers to increase ticket sales
  • Ticketmaster links for website content and social media


We would be delighted to help you stage a successful and memorable, athletic event at Glass City Center. For information, availability and booking, contact:

Carol Dupuis
Director of Sales

Emily Overmyer
Sales Manager

Staging & Audiovisual Support

If your event will require any kind of staging and/or audiovisual support, you’ll be pleased to know that Markey’s is the exclusive provider of audiovisual/technology services for Glass City Center. Markey's is a full service event technology company that provides rental & staging for live events, on-site assistance, production services, computer rental and creative services.


AVI FoodSystems Inc. is our exclusive on-site food and beverage caterer-partner for Glass City Center. Whether a small continental breakfast or fully catered meal for up to 3,000, AVI has the experience and expertise to make it great. Their award-winning cuisine can make your event that much more successful and memorable.

AVI's mission: to provide the highest quality, most innovative, imaginative food service in the industry. Formed in 1960, AVI is the largest independently owned and operated food service company in the U.S.

AVI Catering: Passion is at the heart of every meal we cater. Trust that our team will pay attention to every detail and deliver excellence with each and every dish. Personalized catering and exclusive packages available.

AVI Concessions: Concession stands will be operated by AVI. Glass City Center does not allow outside food or beverages to be carried into or sold at the Center. Exception to this rule is the sale or sampling of food by show exhibitors.

For more information about food & beverage, please contact:

Bridget Timbrook
AVI Catering Sales Manager

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