The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is home to America's largest contiguous-space exhibit hall with 1.1 million sq. ft. of prime exhibit space plus 140 meeting rooms, 4,000-seat theater, 30,000 sq. ft. ballroom and a 60,300 sq. ft. divisible, column-free ballroom with 25,000 sq. ft. pre-function area.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation and consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually.
First convention center in the world certified under latest LEED program, v4.1 O+M
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) has achieved its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, a major milestone in its ongoing commitment to sustainability. A building rating system that provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, green buildings, LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. Learn more about LEED certification here.
There are more than 7,300+ rooms within a 5 minute walk of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and 26,000 sleeping rooms within a two mile radius, represented by national and independent hotel brands. All of our neighborhoods are easily accessible to convention facilities.
Live, work and play on the Mississippi River! The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has embarked on an ambitious new venture that will revitalize the City's riverfront. The project sits on 47-acres of land upriver from the existing facility.
New retail, residential and entertainment components will essentially create the newest neighborhood in this iconic 300-year-old city and connect the Warehouse/Arts District to the Central Business District and historic French Quarter creating a cohesive experience for visitors and residents.
The multi-modal transportation center has opened at The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This is the first completed phase of the linear park development along Convention Center Boulevard. All buses, shuttles, taxis and ride-shares will pick-up and drop-off all passengers here improving public safety and convenience of residents, local commuters and event attendees by eliminating shuttles, taxis and ride-shares on the main roadway.
7.5 acres along Convention Center Boulevard, featuring interactive water elements, live event spaces, public art installations and shaded gathering places. The park will also provide access to the multi-modal transportation hub and a safe pathway for meeting attendees, facility staff and residents to move up and down the Boulevard. This phase of the project was completed in November 2020.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center recently installed two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, each equipped to accommodate two cars at a time. The new EV charging stations are located in Parking Lot F at 400 Calliope Street near the facility’s Transportation Center entrance.
Conveniently located for Convention Center employees, locals and visitors who drive electric vehicles, the EV charging stations are complimentary for parking lot users. They are also part of a growing trend in the New Orleans hospitality sector. Multiple EV charging stations have popped up around downtown parking garages and hotels. To find EV charging station locations in the city, refer to the PlugShare - EV Charging Station Map.
Well on its way to becoming a more eco-friendly place for visitors and locals who drive electric vehicles, New Orleans is stepping up its game for EV owners as well. In August 2022, The City of New Orleans, in partnership with Entergy New Orleans, launched the Electric Vehicle Charger Program, which will provide 30 charging stations at 25 locations across the city, primarily at public parks, libraries and NORD facilities.
Electric vehicle adoption in the United States is growing at a record pace, and in Louisiana, EV registrations were up 63% in 2021, as compared to 2020.
Visit mccno.com for more information on the Convention Center’s sustainability efforts.