Prairie Capital Convention Center

 

1 Convention Center Plaza (Cross Streets: Ninth and Adams)
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 788-8800
www.springfieldpccc.com

Springfield's 40,000 square-foot arena is a multipurpose space that hosts trade shows, concerts, sporting events and other entertainment throughout the year. The Main Hall can seat up to 7,000 spectators. Depending on the event, wheelchair seating can be provided on both the main floor in front of the risers and the front row of the mezzanine level. For those with hearing loss, portable listening devices can be reserved in advance. The Prairie Capital Conference Center is located next to the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel to which it connects via an underground passageway. Meeting spaces of various sizes are available on the lower level.

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Street parking
  • Nearest offsite public parking lot/garage
    • Plaza Parking Garage
    • Entrances on Washington and 7th
    • Accessible spaces on south side of each level near elevator
    • Short, steep incline between parking garage and convention center

Features for People with Service Animals

  • Natural surface/grassy dog relief area
    • Location—outside lobby, main level

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Assistive listening devices—FM
    • Headsets/receivers available from box office
    • Please call in advance to reserve
  • Sign language interpretation – on request
    • Advance notice required
  • Visual indicators in elevator

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Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Escort/orientation to center—on request
    • Advance notice required
  • Elevator has audible indicators
  • Braille/Tactile Signage—elevator controls, hoistways, meeting rooms
  • Interior Signage—large print, high contrast, non-glare
  • Height clearance at least 80”
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel

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Accessible Entrance

  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note: Underground passage to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Hotel & Conference Center also accessible. Call to have security open door.

Wheelchair Seating

  • Main Hall
  • Total seats—7,000 max.
  • Fixed and moveable seating
  • Wheelchair seating
    • Number of Spaces—as needed
    • Locations
      • Main floor in front of risers
      • Mezzanine front row, sections 103, 108, 119
  • Companion seating
    • Fixed, behind—Mezzanine
    • Moveable, behind—Main floor
  • Wheelchair access to stage/playing area

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchair
    • Available from—box office
  • Note: For escort to/from seat only. Please reserve in advance.
  • Automated External Defibrillator

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide
  • Note: Ramps between floors are steep and not meant for use by persons with disabilities

Elevator

  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size at least 54" x 80" with centered door or 54" x 68" with side door
  • Elevator controls 54" or less

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Brochure rack
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Self-Pay Parking Machine—in lobby
  • Note: Box office counter 39.5" high

Concessions/Snack Bar

  • Counter service only
  • Counter 43.5" high

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Accessible Public Restroom

  • Unisex/Single Use
  • Location
    • Main Hall
  • Access symbol identifies facility
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach—48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note: Limited space in restroom to maneuver/turn. Toilet centerline 22" from side wall. Lateral transfer space 28". Side grab bar 24" long. Men's and Women's restrooms on mezzanine and lower level have ambulatory stall only.

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