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Facility Overview
The RP Funding Center is Central Florida's premier event venue. Featuring more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, the Center is ideal for hosting a variety of events such as meetings, conventions, expos, sporting events, concerts, social celebrations, and more! We proudly welcome more than 500,000 patrons attending 500+ events annually. 

We are located approximately 35 miles east of Tampa and 55 miles southwest of Orlando with easy access to both cities' international airports, beautiful beaches, and world-famous attractions. Our location in the heart of Central Florida and proximity to Interstate 4 and the Polk Parkway in Lakeland make the RP Funding Center convenient for travel for event staff and attendees alike. 

The RP Funding Center holds our facility and our staff to the highest standards to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all our guests. Our experienced management team provides a wide variety of services such as audio/visual needs, media relations support, catering, concessions, crowd management, equipment, ticketing, utilities, and other production and labor services. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • IN-HOUSE CATERING
  • IN-HOUSE TECH AND A/V
  • MORE THAN 2,000 PARKING SPACES ON-SITE
  • TWO ON-SITE HOTELS (SPRINGHILL SUITES (126 ROOMS) & THE HYATT PLACE (127 ROOMS)
  • 2,500 HOTEL ROOMS WITHIN A 2-MILE RADIUS
  • COMPLIMENTARY PUBLIC WI-FI
  • GBAC STAR ACCREDITED FACILITY

If you are interested in booking your event at the RP Funding Center, please click on the Request for Proposal link below and submit your event information so we can begin working on a personalized quote. You may also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 863-834-8100 should you have questions about our facilities and pricing. 

 

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