Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of the few convention centers that is uniquely woven into the city’s landscape, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in and enjoy the full cultural, culinary, and retails experiences of the city. More than 10,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of restaurants, shops, historical attractions, and cultural institutions are within walking distance of the Center.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center opened its doors in 1993 and underwent a substantial expansion that was completed in 2011. Today, the Center consists of more than 2 million square feet of space, including seven exhibit halls totaling 679,000 square feet of exhibit space-528,000 square feet of which that is contiguous exhibit space.
No portable chairs of any size or kind will be permitted inside the playing sites. Neither the NEQ or the PACC will assume responsibility for chairs or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car. Ample seating inside the hall around the courts is provided.
Volleyball and carts:
The event will provide warmup balls for all courts. Coaches will not be permitted to bring their carts and volleyballs into the convention center
No coolers of any kind or size will be permitted in any of the playing sites. Neither the NEQ or the PACC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car.
- Artificial Noisemakers
- Boom Boxes
- Footballs/basketballs/Lacrosse sticks
The NEQ staff reserves the right to expand this list as needed for the safety and comfort of our patrons.
Located below the PACC, The Reading Terminal Market offers a wide variety of restaurants, fresh foods, and specialty vendors. It is a great alternative to the usual convention center food choices.
Mouth-watering aromas. Produce fresh from the field. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Unique, hand-made pottery, jewelry and crafts from around the world. The hustle and bustle of a multitude of diverse people. It’s all here in Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, Reading Terminal Market. An exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants are peppered throughout the Market. We invite you to explore this unique and extraordinary historic farmers market in Center City Philadelphia. Reading Terminal Market
There are many parking options, including garages and surface lots, which are conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The rates for parking along the perimeter of the building vary. Parking Options
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is a regional public transportation authority that operates bus, rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolleybus services for nearly 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Septa can get you to the Convention Center from your hotel and back, plus help you see the sights of the city. Jefferson Station, a stop on all regional rail lines, is right below the convention center. The Market Frankford Subway line has a stop there as well, and the Broad St. Line is conveniently located below city Hall at 14th St.
SEPTA Public Transportation
We are unfortunately not able to offer an Easter service at the PACC this year. Please see the list below for local services.