With facilities such as the 44,000-square-foot Northwest Arkansas Convention Center (NACC) and adjacent Holiday Inn, more than 1,500 hotel rooms, additional flexible meeting space nearby, great dining and a central location in booming Northwest Arkansas, Springdale is the ideal place for a small group meeting or event, according to Bill Rogers, director of communications, Springdale Chamber of Commerce. “Springdale is not only the sixth-fastest-growing city in the nation, it’s also one of the most exciting and affordable locations to host your next meeting,” he said.
The NACC provides space and service for small and mid-sized events of all kinds and works in conjunction with the newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel Springdale/Fayetteville Area to cover all meeting needs. Additional meeting facilities include The Springdale Metroplex Event Center, which has reopened after a complete renovation, with 20,000 square feet of meeting space, and the Springdale Civic Center, with 18,000 square feet of meeting space. Fairlane Station and Magnolia Gardens, both in downtown Springdale, also offer options for smaller groups. Springdale is near Fayetteville and the Regional Arkansas Airport (XNA), and the newly opened Crystal Bridges International Art Museum.
Downtown Revitalization Springdale’s historic downtown is undergoing a major revitalization process and a number of businesses are establishing new locations downtown, Rogers said. Tyson Foods, which got its start in downtown Springdale before moving its corporate headquarters to south Springdale, has recently announced plans to relocate its hiring center and company store downtown, and is expected to make an announcement this summer about a new downtown construction project.
Noble Crossing Cider House, the only cidery in the state, and Core Brewery, with two lo- cations in the region, have all announced plans to open downtown as well. Additionally, Downtown Springdale’s revitalization includes the completion of the 36-mile Razorback Greenway Trail System, which stretches from Fayetteville north to Bella Vista.