At a Glance
- Capacity: 6500
- Mtg. Rooms: 13
- Location: City Center
- Property Type: Convention Center
- Gross Meeting Space (sf): 74727
- Max. Theater Style Capacity: 2000
- Max: Banquet Capacity: 1000
- Catering: Full Service
The Verizon Center is the anchor of the Mankato City Center Campus. It is one of the Midwest’s Premier centers for conventions, meetings, banquets and entertainment. The facility is idea for groups of any size with an arena that has concert capacity for up to 6,500, banquet/exhibit hall, conference rooms, historic reception hall and brand new multi-use auditorium.
The versatile and comfortable facility is located in the heart of the City Center, southern Minnesota’s hub for sports, entertainment, history and culture. The Verizon Center offers every organization a functional environment that accommodates everything from large trade shows and conventions to smaller company meetings. With a number of meeting rooms to choose from, the Verizon Center has the perfect space for any event.
With over 50,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space, the Verizon Center’s staff has all the ingredients to create an outstanding experience for every organization. The meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. For intimate occasions, the historic Reception Hall offers classic beauty and elegance. To ensure the success of every event an event coordinator helps with every step of the planning process and an event facilitator is available to offer assistance during the event.
The Verizon Center has all the necessary ingredients to create a successful meeting from equipment rental to on-site event facilitators to full-service catering. With a number of meeting rooms to choose from, the Verizon Center has the perfect space for every meeting.
The Verizon Event Center, opened in fall 2016, is a flexible space with retractable first floor seating that accommodates a variety of events and is ideal for expos, trade shows, conventions, concerts and performances. This space can accommodate up to 2,000 people theater style, and up to 1,000 people with rounds. The Verizon Event Center also features two lobbies perfect for pre-function, registration or social hour space.
Cutting edge acoustics and a superb sound system make the Verizon Center Arena one of the finest in the country.With the flexibility to offer a variety of configurations, the multi-use arena hosts some of the hottest stars touring today and welcomes expos including the annual Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show. The recently remodeled arena is home ice to Minnesota State University, Mankato Division I men’s hockey.