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Capital Improvements

Capital Improvement Projects

Completed Projects

Renovated Ballrooms

Existing Ballrooms have undergone updates including new carpet, paint, new air wall 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.

Street Eats

Located in the Food Court of the Rotunda, Street Eats is a customizable concession stand offering street food-style dishes. The menu changes depending on the event, ranging from Mexican food like tacos, to Asian food, to American street food.

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 reimagined 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.

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