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Albany Capital Center Signs Exclusive Agreement to Carry Coca-Cola Beverages


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November 6, 2017


Albany Capital Center Signs Exclusive Agreement to Carry Coca-Cola Beverages


ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Capital Center (ACC), the new state-of-the-art convention center in downtown Albany, today announced it has signed a three-year contract for exclusive pouring rights with Coca-Cola. The contract will allow the company to be the sole distributor of beverages at the ACC.


The deal gives Coca-Cola exclusive marketing rights for various soft drinks and juices to be distributed through catered events and vending machines located throughout the 80,000-square-foot building. Through the agreement, Coca-Cola, the world leader in beverages, will also provide marketing support to enhance the customer experience at the ACC.


“We’re excited about our new partnership with Coca-Cola and trust that this relationship will play a significant role in the amenities offered at the Albany Capital Center,” said Doug McClaine, general manager, Albany Capital Center. “We believe Coca-Cola will provide the ACC with the best marketing and operational support while offering our guests the leading brands in the beverage industry.”


Part of Upstate New York’s largest meeting and event space, the Capital Complex, the ACC has hosted more than 115 events since opening its doors on March 1, 2017. SMG, the ACC operator, continues to bring more new business to the Capital Region with additional events scheduled through 2019.


About the Albany Capital Center:

Opened in March 2017, the Albany Capital Center, operated by leading venue manager SMG, is a modern, premier event and meeting destination in New York’s culturally rich Capital Region. Connected to the Times Union Center, Empire State Plaza and Renaissance Albany Hotel via enclosed walkways, the convention center hosts a diverse array of trade shows, consumer and social events, and meetings for up to 5,000 guests. It boasts 22,500 square-feet of ballroom/exhibit space, 6 meeting rooms with 9,200 square-feet of space, and 13,500 square-feet of pre-function space, state-of-the-art technology, and impeccable dining options. The ACC is conveniently located in downtown Albany and within walking distance to the New York State Capitol, business and warehouse districts, performing arts venues, museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife. For more information about the Albany Capital Center visit, or contact the sales department at (518) 487-2009 or