The Boardwalk Hall has been providing a home for distinctive special events since its opening in 1929 in Atlantic City. Built in response to an increased convention presence, this convention hall was an innovative work of architecture. Formerly known as the Atlantic City Convention Hall, it was 137 feet high inside, had a barrel vault ceiling and had the largest clear span space in the world. The Boardwalk Hall has hosted the first indoor college football game, the Miss America Pageant and the Democratic National Convention. The hall was a USAF training facility during WWII and had the first indoor helicopter flight in 1970. In 1987, the Boardwalk Hall was declared a National Historic Landmark. Renamed "The Boardwalk Hall," it received an extensive renovation in 2001. This renovation received nine architectural and engineering awards. Artists such as Celine Dion and AFL teams like The Baltimore Brigade are among the contemporary Boardwalk Hall performers. Grab the best tickets for Boardwalk Hall events at StubHub.
What is the Boardwalk Hall seating capacity?
The Boardwalk hall can seat 14,770 people.
Does the Boardwalk Hall offer premium seating?
Patrons can reserve premium seating in the Marie McCullough Musician's Balcony. The Balcony offers private restrooms and customized catering options and can seat up to 35 people.
Is the Boardwalk Hall accessible by public transportation?
Yes, the NJ Transit system has bus service in Atlantic City, and the Atlantic City Rail Line goes directly to the Boardwalk Hall. Boardwalk Hall also has an agreement with LYFT for discounted rides via an app.
Is there on-site and nearby parking?
There is parking available at the Boardwalk Hall Garage on Mississippi Avenue, the Atlantic City Convention Center Garage on Michigan Avenue, the Tropicana Casino & Resort and the Wave Parking Garage.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Spectra Food Services and Hospitality is the Boardwalk Hall's premier restaurant. There are also many retail food outlets. Boardwalk Bites serves soft pretzels, hot dogs and popcorn; Mad Dog Morgans serves cheesesteaks, BBQ chicken sandwiches and chicken cheesesteaks; Vagabond serves cheesesteak spring rolls, sweet potato fries, pulled pork sliders and buffalo chicken sliders; Philly Pretzel Factory has ice cream and soft pretzels; Pete's offers buffalo cutlets, chicken cutlets and crab fries; and PJ Whelihan's serves up burgers, French fries and chicken wings.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Atlantic City is home to many entertainment opportunities. The area has many public beaches on the Atlantic, a variety of casinos and historical sites like the Absecon Lighthouse and Steel Pier.
Is the Boardwalk Hall a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Boardwalk Hall is fully ADA compliant. The restrooms and concourse areas are wide and fully accessible. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on request when you call the Boardwalk Hall office. If you have purchased Boardwalk Hall tickets in a non-wheelchair-accessible area and now need wheelchair-accessible seating, you need to enter with your original ticket and visit the Guest Services office on the second-floor concourse. Reserved handicap parking is available when arranged two weeks prior to the event and is provided with a mailed parking voucher.Back to Top
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