Billionaire Warren Buffett could hold his annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting anywhere, he chooses Omaha. More than 30,000 attendees from all over the world make the trek every May to experience what’s been called “Woodstock for Capitalists” inside CenturyLink Center Omaha. Inside this hybrid facility’s attached 18,300-seat arena, Buffett and friends pack the place for hours of financial banter.
One day CenturyLink Center Omaha is hosting Buffett, the next it’s magically transformed into a world-class 50 meter, 10-lane Olympic swimming facility. Omaha’s trademark hospitality, enthusiasm, and energy inspired the Olympic Swim Trials to return three times. That success, years in the making, made Omaha a fresh option for other high-profile events, such as the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, NCAA Basketball Championships, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and in 2017 CenturyLink Center Omaha will host the FEI World Cup Horse Jumping Championships. The FEI has been in France, Switzerland, Germany and Las Vegas, Omaha is the only other U.S. city to host it. Organizers say the facilities at CenturyLink Center Omaha rival any they’ve seen, and they are expecting the event to draw big name riders from across the globe.
CenturyLink Center Omaha offers attendees room to roam – inside and out. Conveniently located near Omaha’s award-winning airport, CenturyLink is close to the riverfront, more than 3,000 downtown hotel rooms and the Old Market Entertainment District. The convenience continues with a glass-enclosed skywalk connecting CenturyLink Center to the 600-room Hilton Omaha. In 2017, a new 333-room, full-service Marriott hotel will open directly across the street from the convention center. Combine CenturyLink Center Omaha’s accessibility, versatility, and flexibility with its creative and experienced staff and the possibilities are endless.