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The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) was founded in 2004 by act of the New York State Legislature, which recognized the economic and social benefits of a convention center facility in Downtown Albany.

 The Legislature concluded that the city’s accessibility, historical significance and its stature as the seat of State government would provide significant economic and social benefits to the entire Capital Region.

Since then, the Authority has overseen and enabled the construction and operation of the $78 million Albany Capital Center, which opened its doors to the public on March 1, 2017. The Capital Center has been responsible for bringing tens of thousands of new visitors to downtown Albany and the Greater Capital Region, as well as generating tens of millions in direct economic impact.

Mission Statement

The Albany Convention Center Authority was created to design, develop, construct and upon completion, maintain and operate a convention center facility in historic downtown Albany to contribute to economic and social activities in the city and its environs.


ACCA by-laws can be found here.

Enabling Legislation

A full list of enabling legislation can be found here.

Policies and Procedures