Modern sophistication meets GBAC STAR-accreditation at downtown Sacramento, California’s newly named, renovated and expanded SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. Preparing to reopen in spring 2021, the facility will be a dynamic center for conventions, meetings and cultural experiences.
Stunning Renovations With Reimagined Functionality
Offering 240,000 total square feet of programmable space for meetings and events, the convention center’s enhancements create better circulation through and around the building. Inside, there is a fluidity that helps elevate the overall experience and energy of the building—leaving behind that antiquated duality of a ‘new and old’ style that is present in some convention centers today. Renovations include an expanded exhibit hall, a new 40,000-square-foot flexible space ballroom, 37 breakout rooms, a new 15,000-square-foot outdoor plaza and much more—creating a unified look and feel throughout the building.
Gold Star Standard for Health & Safety
During its renovation and expansion period, the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center achieved its GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) STAR Facility Accreditation. The achievement certifies that the facility has demonstrated and maintained its commitment to ensuring a clean, safe and healthy environment for everyone using or working in the center. GBAC’s program helps the public gauge an organization’s commitment to the highest standards of cleanliness that are now essential.
Because of the timeline of the convention center’s renovation and expansion project—beginning in January 2019 and completed in Spring 2021—the facility has not been exposed to outdoor elements during COVID-19. Centerplate, the exclusive food and beverage provider of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center and Performing Arts District, has also provided an overview for safely operating its food services with implemented health and safety guidelines.
Hybrid and Virtual Event Capabilities
Helping to create inspiring events, Encore (formerly known as PSAV, which merged with Encore) continues as Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Convention Center’s preferred AV and exclusive rigging services provider. Encore has quickly pivoted to provide guidance and tools to help planners host virtual and hybrid meetings. Whether it’s live, hybrid or virtual, Encore will deliver a streamlined and technologically well-executed event for your audience. With the expansion and renovation will come a world-class team and exceptional service.
Technology meets hospitality thanks to Smart City Networks, the exclusive Internet and telephone service provider for the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. Offering robust, secure, reliable and scalable networks for facilities, their wi-fi network provides the highest quality experience because of continual testing and monitoring of systems to maintain peak performance.
The Whole Convention Package
Along with more than 2,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center, a total of 4,000 hotel rooms are within a three-mile radius. Two major hotels, the Sheraton Grand and the Hyatt Regency (with a combined 1,008 rooms), are steps away from the convention center, while another 1,000 Downtown rooms are within walking distance. There’s also no shortage of Downtown dining options in this Farm-to-Fork Capital, with more than 300 nearby restaurants.
More Reasons to Meet in Sacramento
Sacramento is a destination just waiting for your next meeting or event. The city offers a new, state-of-the-art convention center, diverse and comfortable hotel options, excellent weather, walkable tree-lined streets and an abundance of award-winning food and wine. Pair that with accessibility, affordability and convenience to complement its culturally vibrant cityscape. Excitement is building for the future of Sacramento meetings and conventions. To learn more or start planning, reach out to the Visit Sacramento sales team and go to VisitSacramento.com/meetings.