Tucson Convention Center Overview

Fiscal Year 2022/23

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

*No budgeted FTEDs for Fiscal Year 2022/23

Budget By Program

Department Expenses

Budget By Expense Category

Budget By Funding Source

Significant Changes

The adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2022/23 of $12,040,070 reflects a net increase of $687,800 from the Fiscal Year 2021/22 Adopted Budget. Major changes include the following:

  • Increase in personnel services by $687,800 due to living wage effort


In FY 2022/23 the TCC will see higher than normal programming in ticketed events: concerts, entertainment, family shows, sporting events. This will test the market's capacity to consume entertainment. Consumer Show events will still lag pre-covid levels for two main reasons: Lack of sellable inventory will decrease the need for an event and attrition of event organizers. Banquets business will continue to rebound to pre-pandemic levels. Meetings and association business is anticipated (nationwide) to rebound in late 2023.


The TCC welcomed back full capacity events in FY 2021/22 The TCC worked closely with the Pima County Health Department during this time. Environmental hygiene is at the forefront for all events and the TCC is utilizing ASM Global's' VenueShield program for hygiene protocols.

Future Objectives

The TCC continues to work with Visit Tucson in marketing the facility to out of town group events. Further, the TCC will coordinate with Visit Tucson on securing group events well beyond FY 2022 / 2023