Water front rendering showing improvements

Capital Improvement Projects

Completed Projects

Renovated Ballrooms


Existing Ballrooms have undergone updates including new carpet, paint, new airwall fabric and upgraded lighting

Renovated Restrooms


The Convention Center has fully upgraded 15 restrooms with wall-to-wall large-format modern tile, integrated sinks, stainless steel touchless fixtures, backlit mirrors and much more. Attendees will find the restrooms extremely functional and beautiful.

Nourish Food Cart


The rotunda area now features Nourish, a choose-your-own-ingredients healthy bowl concept. This modular kiosk provides fresh offerings based upon guest preferences. With a wide selection and a focus on efficient customer service, Nourish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Starbucks Coffee Bar


Take a break to grab a coffee or meet with fellow attendees at this new Coffee Bar. Enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks coffee products and snacks in a casual café-style setting. Conveniently located adjacent to Exhibit Halls, the Coffee Bar will be replacing the existing Ybor Café. The perfect spot to refuel.

Big Ray’s Fish Camp Restaurant & The Sail Plaza


Prepare for an entirely new, waterfront experience at The Sail Plaza! This completely re-imagined space includes Big Ray’s Fish Camp Restaurant, a local favorite for seafood in the Tampa Bay area. Joining Tampa Convention Center’s 360-degree waterfront bar, this full-service kitchen is the perfect addition to what is now The Sail Plaza. The Sail Plaza offers an expanded seating area, complete with an iconic shade structure. An innovative ramp system will guide pedestrian traffic, allowing for enhanced outdoor event capabilities along the Riverwalk. Restrooms now include a family restroom and air conditioning.

Modernization of Exhibit Hall Concession Stands

Modernization of Exhibit Hall Concession Stands


Exhibit Hall concessions are modernized to include refreshed menus while staying true to classic offerings guests crave. The stands have new signage and digital menu boards for superior guest experiences.

Datz Restaurant


Since its opening in 2009, Tampa Bay locals have enjoyed Datz Restaurant. Famous for their Egg Sammies, Bits & Bites, and creative sandwiches, Datz is ready to share their award-winning eats with guests of the Tampa Convention Center!


Updated: 07/12/2021