The Junior and Cadet World Championships will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Halls A-D and in the Ballroom. The venue has been the site of numerous major fencing tournaments, including the 2019 Absolute Fencing Gear Salt Lake City World Cup and the 2017 USA Fencing National Championships.
The venue is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City within walking distance to all tournament host hotels as well as a variety of restaurant, shopping and entertainment options.
The Salt Palace Convention Center opened its doors in 1996 and replaced a previous arena with the same name. In 2002, the Salt Palace was home to the Main Press Center during the 2002 Olympic Games. Following major expansions in 2000 and 2005, the building’s size was increased to nearly one million square feet. Adjoined to the facility are the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Abravanel Hall, home of the Utah Symphony.
Many of the convention center's most striking visual features were obtained through the creative use of hollow structural steel in exposed applications. The entrance towers, delicate snowflake chandeliers, and grand five-story main concourse make the Salt Palace part architectural showpiece, part modern art sculpture, and ready to be all business.
The Salt Palace Convention Center, along with its in-house partners Visit Salt Lake, Utah Food Services and PSAV, has attained Level 1 of the APEX/ASTM Certification from the Events Industry Council (EIC) and is a current member of the American Society of Materials Testing (ASTM).
Silver LEED Certification & Sustainable Practices
The 2006 west-end expansion of the facility earned the US Green Building Council's Silver LEED award. Best practices include:
Replacing existing lighting with LED
Water bottle filling stations
Drip irrigation & drought-tolerant landscaping
Lighting and HVAC policies reduce power consumption
Sponsor of the Salt Lake City GREENbike program; multiple bike stations on facility grounds
Strict procurement policy favors "green" products and vendors
Rooftop Solar Panel Array Produces SRECs
The Salt Palace Convention Center is one of only a few convention centers in the nation that generates Solar Renewable Energy Credits. Events can purchase SRECs (generated directly from the Salt Palace's 600,000 square foot Solar Array) to offset their carbon footprint. The Salt Palace generates about 17% of its power through these 6,006 solar panels.