Answers to common questions about events at the Las Cruces Convention Center.
Quick Answers – Event Policies
May I bring food and beverage items into the facility?
No outside food/beverage is allowed in the Las Cruces Convention Center. All food must be purchased from the Convention Center.
What is your Animal Policy?
For the safety and comfort of all our visitors, animals are not permitted in the Las Cruces Convention Center. However, animals that are part of an approved exhibit, display, or performance, which absolutely requires the use of an animal, will be permitted on a case-by-case basis. The customer is responsible for obtaining all appropriate permits. Service Animals (as defined by law) are allowed in the Las Cruces Convention Center. All sanitary needs for animals are the responsibility of the show or guest.
Can I tour the facility before I plan my event?
Yes, contact the Las Cruces Convention Center Sales Department at (575) 526-0100.
May I hire police offers as security for my event?
Yes, Las Cruces Police may be used as supplemental security. Contact the Event Services Department for details.
Quick Answers – Amenities
What exclusive services are provided in your building?
Food and beverage, utility services, housekeeping/janitorial, setup, rigging, and audiovisual are the exclusive services to be ordered directly through the Event Services Department.
Does your facility require meeting planners to use exclusive unionized labor?
The Las Cruces Convention Center is an open shop venue. Choice of labor for unloading, installing, dismantling and removal is at the discretion of the vendor/exhibitor.
Who is the food and beverage provider at the convention center?
The food and beverage departments are run by our in-house culinary team. By managing these departments in-house, our team has more flexibility and control over pricing, service, and quality.
Quick Answers – General Inquiry
What’s the address for the Las Cruces Convention Center?
For directional and mailing purposes, we are located at 680 East University Avenue Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001.
Where can I find parking?
The Las Cruces Convention Center has a dedicated parking lot with 375 paved spaces on the property. There are also 100 spaces of overflow parking located at the corner of Knox Street and College Avenue on the New Mexico State University Campus.
What are the nearest hotels?
Please visit the Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information regarding hotels within close proximity of the Las Cruces Convention Center. The Convention Center is located within walking distance of many restaurants, and nearly 585 hotel rooms. Las Cruces offers over 3,000 total hotel rooms, Six (6) RV Parks, and Four (4) Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Hotels.