Genesis Convention Center

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Genesis Convention Center
Genesis Convention Center (13815066765).jpg
Location1 Genesis Center Plaza Gary, Indiana
OwnerGary, Indiana
OperatorGary, Indiana
CapacityBasketball: 6,500
ArchitectWendell Campbell
Gary Steelheads (IBL/CBA/USBL/IBL) (2000–2008)
Gary Splash (IBA) (2010–2013[1])

The Genesis Convention Center is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Gary, Indiana, United States.[2] It was home to the Gary Splash of the Independent Basketball Association from 2010 to 2013.[1] It was also formerly home to the Gary Steelheads basketball team and had held the Miss USA pageant twice, in 2001 and 2002.

The venue was also a convention center, with a 24,472-square-foot (2,273.5 m2) arena floor and a 49-foot (15 m) high ceiling. Attached to the arena is Indiana Hall, which was used as a theater and ballroom seating up to 1,200 for small concerts, plays, banquets and other special events.


  1. ^ a b "Weekly Sports and Franchise Report". 8 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-09.
  2. ^ "'A business deal that did not work out': Gary reaches settlement agreement with Akyumen over failed development".

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Coordinates: 41°36′9″N 87°20′19″W / 41.60250°N 87.33861°W / 41.60250; -87.33861