Iowa Events Center Complex

Des Moines, IA - COMPLEX

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The Iowa Events Center is the meeting and entertainment destination for any event organizer that looks for convenient, affordable, people-centric locations to host their meeting, tradeshow, convention, sporting event, or concert. A three venue, flexible complex located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, the Iowa Events Center consists of an arena and convention center that specializes in 5-star reviews and Midwestern hospitality in a safe, clean, authentic destination. The Iowa Events Center is owned by Polk County. Complete in-house marketing, media, and public relations services. Connected to downtown hotels, restaurants, and parking via indoor climate controlled skywalk. Attached to the 330-room Hilton Des Moines Downtown hotel on-site preferred audio visual partner. Positive Revenue Numbers annually back to back. Client Survey scores annually average 4.8 out of 5. Proactive approach to sustainability efforts in F&B, energy efficiency, and recycling. Experienced staff that provides regional support to Spectra throughout the midwest Internship program to support awareness and growth of meetings industry. Hosts 500+ events throughout the complex, with an overall attendance of over 1,000,000 annually. Exceeded $1.9M in return to Polk County for three consecutive years. Exceeded budget for over 10 consecutive years.

Complex Snapshot

Spectra Divisions

Food Services & Hospitality
Partnerships
Venue Management

Location

730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Services Provided

  • Pre-Opening
  • Complete Venue Management Services
  • Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
  • Partnerships - Premium Seating Sales
  • Partnerships - Naming Rights
  • Partnerships - Sponsorship Sales
  • Event Booking
  • Marketing
  • Concessions
  • Catering
  • Restaurant Management

Venues in the Complex