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Event Planners

Have you heard? Rochester, Minnesota is in the midst of a transformation. With a $84 million expansion to the Mayo Civic Center set to open in 2017, the city is set to host more events than ever before!

Rochester is the state's third-largest city, with a population of 110,00 friendly Midwesterners. The healthcare and technology industries flourish here alongside the Mayo Clinic and IBM headquarters, driving population growth, economic development and civic pride. 

With unique traits that set it apart from other Midwest meeting hubs, Rochester has been hosting large events for many years, and is proud to boast the meeting capabilities of a city twice its size.

Currently undergoing expansion, the Mayo Civic Center will offer 200,000+ square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space in 2017, ideal for many different industries and events, such as medical and technical conferences, large business meetings and healthcare summits. The facility will even be able to host two 1,000-person events at the same time. Surrounded by the beautiful, 11-acre Mayo Park, the space is also ideal for outdoor events.

The Mayo Civic Center's downtown location offers visitors easy access to hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment, whether they take the street, skyway or underground climate controlled walkway. And with more than 5,200 hotel rooms (2,000 of them skyway-connected to the Civic Center), Rochester is happy to provide outstanding accommodations for visitors.

> View a virtual tour of the Mayo Civic Center expansion