Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a large venue situated on the edge of the Yarra River in Melbourne's CBD, across the road from Crown Casino. Originally opened in 1996, the venue is sometimes referred to as "Jeff's Shed", after Premier Jeff Kennett who was in power at the time of its construction and opening. Moveable walls allow the space to be split from a maximum of 30,000 sq/m of 360 metres long by 84 metres wide into a minimum of 3,000 sq/m spaces. The centre hosted Badminton, Boxing and Weightlifting during the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games with temporary grandstands used. In 2009, the new Convention Centre was built at the venue at a cost of $1 billion. This included the Plenary with is the centrepiece of MCEC and has seating for 5,564 people across two levels.

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Details

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Location
Address
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006  
Capacity
5,564  
Seats
5,564 (100% of capacity)
Highest Crowd since 2003
 
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
Yes  
Video Screen
 
Opened
1996
Redeveloped
2009
Former/Other Names
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
Sports Played
 
Home Teams
 
Historic Events
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games
Last Event
Next Event
 
Official Website
Directions
Transport
Trams stop outside MCEC, while Southern Cross and Flinders Street train stations are within walking distance.
Parking
MCEC features an underground carpark with 1,000 spaces. There is also plenty of other parking nearby.
Accommodation
See nearby Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre hotels and more. VIEW ACCOMMODATION

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