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The Oncenter

Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center

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Facility Overview

The Oncenter's strikingly beautiful and extremely spacious Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center offers 99,000 square feet of everything you could ever need for your next event—whether it’s open spaces for large trade shows or events, or smaller breakout meeting rooms - we have it all. The venue is complemented by the adjacent War Memorial Arena and Civic Center Theaters, allowing you to easily build the event space that you need for your next Conference or Convention in Syracuse.

Address: 800 S. State Street | Syracuse, NY 13202

Facility Attributes

  • High-speed complimentary WI-FI, plus scalable wired and wireless network capabilities
  • Connected to War Memorial Arena via underground tunnel
  • In-house audio and visual rental packages
  • Registration Booth with six (6) bays, key access and internet capabilities
  • Décor packages available
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Digital Marquee at Main Entrance
  • Onsite ATM

  • Guest Parking Available -
    • The Oncenter Parking Garage with 1,000 spaces – connected to center via Skybridge
    • Adjacent parking lot with 285 spaces
  • Covered loading dock with five (5) truck bays
    • Street Level Access
    • Marshall Yard Available
  • Two (2) exhibit floor truck entrances
  • Onsite dedicated event management and professional service staff
  • 24/7 Venue Security plus certified event security personnel available
  • Marketing & Promotional Services

Meet Our Convention Center Specialist

Linda Natoli
Senior Sales Manager

Focusing on:
Conferences, Conventions, Trade Shows and Corporate Meetings

P: 315-435-8012 | Email

From Food & Beverage to Event Services and everything in between,
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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage at The Oncenter is provided exclusively by our SAVOR…Catering & Concessions team led by Chef Scott O'Connell. Standardized menus are available, however our team specializes in custom menus built specifically with your event attendees in mind.

> View Our Standard Menus

Location Accolades

  • Easily accessible and centrally located in the heart of New York State, uniquely located at the crossroads of I-81 & I-90
  • Syracuse is less than a 6-hour drive from eight major cities
  • The Oncenter is less than a 15-minute drive from the Syracuse International Airport offering direct flights to over 21 cities daily
    • Less than a 10 minute drive from the Regional Transportation Center (Bus & Train Station)
  • Over 1,200 guestrooms within a 5 min walk/drive to the center
    • Plus, an additional 5000 rooms throughout the surrounding community that is easily accessible through shuttles
  • Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers first class accommodations a block away from The Oncenter

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Unconventional Perks

  • All necessary tables and chairs provided with rental - including set up and teardown
  • Versatile Registration Booth/Box Office
  • Ticket selling capabilities
  • Merchandise sale opportunities
  • Concession stands or cash carts can be available at no additional charge
  • Staging available for rent
  • Syracuse Film Qualified Production Facility

Syracuse Film Qualified Production Facility:


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