Coming Soon: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Located between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a tri-county area made up of 12 coastal communities featuring more than 14,000 hotel rooms and exceptional venues and attractions along 62 miles of scenic coastline. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center offers 400,000 square feet of recently expanded and renovated exhibit and meeting space that can host groups of up to 6,000 people. Other meeting options include casinos, resorts and area hotels that offer anywhere from 1,000 to 6,400 square feet of space.
Groups can take advantage of a variety of activities in the area including golf at nearly 20 area courses, a kayak tour of various waterways, an outing on a fishing charter or a performance at a local theater. New to the sports scene is MGM Park, home to Minor League Baseball’s Biloxi Shuckers, which opened just last summer. Other notable attractions include the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, the Infinity Science Center and The Redding House, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and also doubles as an event venue.
“The Mississippi Gulf Coast is experiencing a surge of growth in its meetings and events infrastructure,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing Company, which publishes Association News and organizes Meetings Quest. “Not only have several new hotels opened recently, additional attractions and planned renovations will soon increase the range of options available for meeting planners in this outstanding destination. Meetings Quest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will provide a truly unique experience for attendees while it also allows the coast to further position itself as an eager host of meetings, conventions and events.”