We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prairie Capital Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
+1 217-788-8800
Review Highlights
Great Venue for the Capital City

Prairie Capital Convention Center or PC3 in downtown Springfield is a venue home to a variety of... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Patrick K
Springfield, Illinois
via mobile
Attended WWE

this facility is on the small side but worked well for WWE. We did not have to park but it was... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
melinda w
Wood River, Illinois
Read all 34 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great layout” (2 reviews)
“concert” (6 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
+1 217-788-8800
Write a Review
Reviews (34)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Prairie Capital Convention Center or PC3 in downtown Springfield is a venue home to a variety of events. It hosts everything from graduations, concerts, basketball games, and conventions. The University of Illinois basketball team played five games here in 2015. The PCCC went through a...More

1  Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 29 May 2016

this facility is on the small side but worked well for WWE. We did not have to park but it was very clearly marked for ease. We had seats on the floor. The only complaint was the floor seats were set too close to the...More

Thank melinda w
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I've attended several different events here in the past including concerts, mma fights, and circuses. They staff the place well with security concession workers the sound and lighting is always great it's a large arena with plenty of bathrooms and easy access to them the...More

Thank living the o
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Typical convention center..big and barny, with wide corridors and lots of flexible rooms. Parking is across the street, which is relatively inexpensive and convenient.

Thank 2jbsdad
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I've been to the Center more than 50 times for business and pleasure. It's a big open area with bleachers and not much else. The bathrooms are inconveniently located wayyyy upstairs or wayyyy downstairs and the concessions are expensive and not worth it. During circus...More

2  Thank mkhmn
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Have been here several times for multiple events. Very easy to get in and out of and two great hotels next to it if you need to spend the night.

Thank Bobby3131
Reviewed 19 May 2015

There are no bad seats at the center for a ball game. And they have added restrooms on the main floor which has been needed since it was built. Not sure why someone didn't think of that when the built it.

Thank illinoisfriend
Reviewed 7 March 2015

There is a lot of exposition space and you will never feel closed in. It is conveniently located near several hotels in downtown Springfield.

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 5 October 2014

I understand the place was remodeled recently and it sure shows. I've been in high end restaurants with bathrooms less attractive than the ones in this convention center. very friendly staff and ample affordable parking. a very nice space for a show.

Thank AaronWilliams
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We enjoyed the the convention center for this event. The complex is huge and you don't feel boxed in. We like the theater type seats and they are plentiful with several levels and sections to choose from. We were not assigned seats for this event...More

Thank Larry H
Nearby Restaurants
Augie's Front Burner
231 reviews
.24 miles away
309 reviews
.18 miles away
Saputo Twins Corner
330 reviews
.10 miles away
Nick & Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
214 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
3,519 reviews
.20 miles away
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
2,083 reviews
.27 miles away
Old State Capitol State Historic Site
670 reviews
.21 miles away
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site
219 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Prairie Capital Convention Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines