The Fort Worth Convention Center, in Forth Worth, Texas, spans nearly 15-blocks of the city s Central Business District. The city purchased the center from Tarrant County in 1997. The facility hosts an array of events including conventions, conferences, corporate meetings, sporting events, concerts, trade shows, banquets and consumer shows. The City of Fort Worth, Texas, is located in the northeast region of the state and occupies more than 313 square-miles. Numerous activities provide recreation for the city s residents, who total more than 500,000 people, including performing arts groups festivals, museums, sporting events, a city zoo, bike trails, botanical gardens and shopping and dinning.