Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center

Conference Center Addition

Fort Wayne, Indiana


With the new conference center addition, the entire Coliseum complex now boasts more than 1,000,000 s.f. of interior space, making it Indiana’s third largest indoor public venue. The $13.8 mil addition created an additional 62,500 s.f. of space, which includes a conference center, tasting kitchen, support space, and pre-function areas.


The elegant, world-class tasting kitchen allows for an entirely new experience. Guests can now watch as chefs prepare meal options right in front of them. Featuring a bar area, the tasting kitchen can also be used to host private parties. The location of the tasting kitchen allows for a seamless connection between the pre-function area into the main hall via large glass and wooden pivot doors.


Additionally, 13,890 s.f. of space was remodeled, including an existing white room, pre-function areas, and general circulation space. The project also included a complete renovation of existing kitchen and dish rooms, which tie into a support corridor on the West side of the building for expanded food service capabilities.