About Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a city in North Central Texas. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys on the famous Chisholm Trail. Today, it’s a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum.  The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is home to rodeos, Hall of Fame honors pioneers and the World’s only twice-daily Cattle Drive.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 17% – 19%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 8.25%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 18 – 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 17
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    • In early 2018, TEX Rail will be a direct train from Downtown Fort Worth to DFW. Currently, airline travelers arriving at DFW Airport board Remote South buses at designated stops in the terminal. Buses depart the terminals approximately every 15 minutes. At Remote South, passengers connect to buses serving the CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. Buses to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station depart Remote South every 15 minutes. A visitor departing from Fort Worth could take the TRE Train from Fort Worth to the CentrePort DFW Station Airport Station, then at the station board the Remote South buses at the end of the rail station platform. Buses depart the station every 15 minutes.
    • Transportation From the Airport Currently Available: Go Yellow Checker Shuttle, Yellow Cab, Super Shuttle
    • Once you’re in Fort Worth TRE (Trinity Railway Express), The T (bus service), Molly the Trolley
  • How much does the public transportation cost?
    Click here for Ft. Worth Public Transportation Authority
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    Super Shuttle $19 one-way Go Yellow Checker One-Way approx. $17
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $36 – $50
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
    DFW Airport handles an average of 2,000 flights a day. That total number includes departures and landings.
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? American Airlines
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    The carriers serving DFW are: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines / American Eagle, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, TACA, United, U.S. Airways, Virgin America.


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night?
    1,800 Downtown, 3,500 with Fort Worth cluster hotels
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 1,600
  • How many headquarter hotel propertiesOne
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 500

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 250,000
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 250,000
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 87,000
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 44
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 28,160
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have1
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 28,160
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2004
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? N/A
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? In public areas
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Owens Electrical
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? J&S Audio Visual (only in the Ballroom for rigging)
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Trinity Food & Beverage
  • Is the convention center a union property? No
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? N/A
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center:
    N/A – FWCC is Non-Union; However the local IATSE Chapter does work in the Arena occasionally.

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people?
    3 — Click here for more information
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people?
  • 4 – Click here for more information
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center?
    There are over 50 restaurants in downtown Fort Worth.
  • Can you list local attractions and there whereabouts?
    • Stockyards National Historic District (less than 3 miles from downtown) — Stockyards National Historic District is filled with sites from the Old West, great Texas-themed shopping and cuisine, rodeos, Western saloons, Billy Bob’s Texas—the world’s largest honky-tonk, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Fort Worth Herd twice-daily cattle drive. You’ll see legendary structures such as the Livestock Exchange Building, and the Stockyards Station shops and restaurants in the old sheep and hog barns.
      500 NE 23rd St. Fort Worth, TX 76164  | 817.624.4741
    • Cultural District (less than 3 miles from downtown) — Located a few miles west of downtown is one of the largest arts districts in the nation. The Fort Worth Cultural District features five internationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting. The museums are acclaimed for their architecture, quality collections and programs. This remarkable collection of museums in a single location has made Fort Worth a major destination for art lovers. The museums within the district include: The Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Camp Bowie Blvd & University Dr. Fort Worth, TX
    • Fort Worth Zoo —  The nationally ranked Fort Worth Zoo was named the number one attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by Zagat survey. Home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, the Zoo supports conservation projects in more than 30 countries around the globe. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year. 1989 Colonial Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76110 | 817.759.7555
    • Texas Motor Speedway — America’s second-largest sports and entertainment facility, just 20 miles north of downtown, is now the only speedway in the country to host every major form of American automobile racing, including NASCAR NEXTEL cup racing and Indy style racing. The stadium, which accommodates 200,000 fans and a 1.5-mile oval track, features more than 10 major racing series, in addition to year-round tours and championship driving schools. New racing facilities at the Speedway include a 13,000-seat Dirt Track, and a new infield road course complex. 3545 Lone Star Circle | Fort Worth, Texas 76177 | 817.215.8593
    • Fort Worth Water Gardens (directly beside the Fort Worth Convention Center) — The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson (who also designed the much-acclaimed Amon Carter Museum), the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. The park features three pools of water: the aerating, the quiet and the active pool. 1502 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 | 17.392.7111
    • JFK Tribute (next door to the Hilton in downtown Fort Worth) — On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and shortly after an unscheduled speech to thousands of people gathered in the rain outside the Hotel Texas (now the Fort Worth Hilton). The tribute marks the President’s historic visit and Fort Worth’s important place in history with a beautiful Lawrence Ludke bronze of President Kennedy set within an elegant plaza. 815 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 | 817.870.2100
    • Bureau of Engraving & Printing’s Western Currency Facility — Learn how billions of dollars are printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s (BEP) state-of-the-art Tour and Visitor Center located in Fort Worth, Texas. Over half of the nation’s currency order is produced in Fort Worth. Visitors have the opportunity to walk through two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, view the high-definition movie theater and take a 45-minute guided tour on the elevated tour walkway. 9000 Blue Mound Road Fort Worth, TX 76131 | 817.231.4000

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