Tucson Convention Center Overview

Fiscal Year 2021/22

Mission Statement

To embody the hospitality of Tucson and to contribute to its economic vitality via a strong commitment to customer service and an appreciation for the community’s cultural diversity, thereby providing quality convention, meeting, entertainment facilities, and services to both local residents and out of town guests.


The following programs are included in this department:

Staffing By Program

Budget By Program

Department Expenses

Budget By Expense Category

Budget By Funding Source

Significant Changes

The adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2021/22 of $11,352,270 reflects a net decrease of $654,120 from the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Adopted Budget. Major changes include the following:

  • Decrease in services by $362,750 mainly due to a decrease in TCC event services and miscellaneous professional fees
  • Decrease in contracted labor by $435,850


Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, event programming had steadily increased at the Tucson Convention Center for the past five years. It is anticipated that even programing levels, depending on the even type, events will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end if the Fiscal Year 2021/22. Meetings, banquets, and consumer trade shows will lag, but it is expected that sporting events and concerts will return to pre-pandemic levels. From all event types, the concert/entertainment programming have shown the most growth. With the addition of the hotel and upgraded meeting room space, convention and association businesses will be the next area of development.


During Fiscal Year 2020/21, the Tucson Convention Center saw major improvements, upgrades, and additions. These improvements were funded by the Rio Nuevo Project.

Future Objectives

The TCC will work with Visit Tucson and the downtown hotels to market to the convention, event association and trade show industry. The TCC will seek to expand programming of all event types.