Mid-America Center

Meetings, Music, Sports

Since its opening in 2002, the Mid-America Center (MAC) in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has become the Midwest’s premier convention and events center. The MAC features nearly 64,000 square feet of spacious exhibition and meeting space together with local shopping, outstanding restaurants, exciting casino gaming and over 4,000 hotel rooms within three miles. The sleek, contemporary design, with its inspiring architecture, glass façades, expansive views and spacious interiors, has made the MAC an iconic landmark along the upper Mississippi River valley. But perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Mid-America Center is how easy it is to plan and host a memorable event here. The MAC team of meeting experts works with you every step of the way to make sure your meeting or event is exactly what you’d hoped it would be: an overwhelming success.

Accommodations + Meetings


The Mid-America Center offers nearly 64,000 square feet of total meeting space, including the 30,000-square-foot, pillarless Arena that can accommodate up to 9,000 guests, and the 24,000-square-foot Convention Center with two ballrooms and eight individual breakout rooms with banquet seating capacity of up to 1,200. An additional 15,000 square feet of pre-function space is also available.

The Mid-America Center’s climate-controlled rooms, with their state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, abundant utility hook-ups and stylish décor, can be arranged in a variety of combinations to accommodate all types of functions, from simple business conferences and special events to lavish banquets, complex trade shows and conventions with multiple sessions running simultaneously.

The MAC also offers a host of services and amenities, from impeccable catering to 2,600 adjacent spaces of free parking.

  • The 30,000-square-foot, pillarless, fixed-seat Arena accommodates approximately 3,160 guests for a reception and 2,500 for a banquet. 12 luxury suites on the upper level can be used together or individually for more intimate gatherings.
  • The Exhibit Hall offers 24,500 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 150 trade show exhibits and convention displays.
  • The MAC offers 10 additional meeting rooms, the largest five of which can be combined for a total of 18,518 square feet, accommodating up to 1,642 guests.

Meeting Specs

  • Meeting Room Space
    64,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Number of Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Meeting Room
    30,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Second Largest Meeting Room
    24,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Luxury Suites
  • Full Capacity Chart & Floorplans

Lodging Options

  • Number of Sleeping Rooms

Year Property Built


Year of Last Renovation


Nearest Major Airport: Eppley Airfield (OMA)

Distance from Airport: 6 Miles / 11 Minutes

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