The ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER is a major convention center in
Anaheim, California . It is located across from the Disneyland Resort
on Katella Avenue. The original components, designed by Adrian Wilson
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Anaheim Convention Center
Originally, the arena was home to the Anaheim Amigos of the American Basketball Association during the first ABA season, 1967–68. The franchise relocated to the Los Angeles Sports Arena and became the Los Angeles Stars immediately thereafter; the team eventually moved to Salt Lake City and became the Utah Stars , capturing the 1970–71 ABA Championship. The Stars' subsequent fan support in Utah set the foundation for the NBA's Utah Jazz . The San Diego Friars of WTT played some of their home matches in the arena between 1975 and 1977. In 1978, the Anaheim Oranges of WTT used the arena as their primary home venue. The arena was also home to the California Surf of the NASL for one indoor season (1979–80 ).
According to frequent news reports, the largest exposition held at the Convention Center in recent years has been the Winter NAMM Show . This music-equipment convention (trade only, not open to the general public) had 1,560 exhibitors and a record-breaking 88,100 attendees during the 2008 show. The NAMM Show has been running at the Anaheim Center since 1977, except for a 3-year break in 1998–2000 while the Convention Center underwent major renovations. Recent news reports indicate that NAMM's long-term lease with the Anaheim Convention Center authority ends in 2010, and NAMM is applying pressure to the City of Anaheim to further expand and improve the convention center.
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Another large convention held at the Center is the Medical Design and Manufacturing Show, held shortly after Winter NAMM.
The venue served as the site for wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics .
The venue hosted the Big West Conference 's men's and women's college basketball tournaments from 2001 to 2010 and hosts the 76 Classic basketball tournament.
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The 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship was also held in the convention center. Almost 600 teams were present at the competition which utilized two of the convention center's exhibit halls, as well as the convention centers Arena. In 2013 the VEX Robotics World Championship returned to the Anaheim Convention Center, occupying 3 exhibit halls as well as the arena. There were over 700 teams present, representing 24 nations. Each competed to be crowned the World Championship within their respective divisions.
Disney\'s inaugural D23 Expo , a biennial convention for Disney fans,
was held at the
Anaheim Convention Center
The arena will host volleyball during the 2028 Summer Olympics .
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