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Eating and Seating at Phoenix Fan Fusion

Here's what to expect for food and sitting at Fan Fusion!


BRINGING IN FOOD... WHAT'S ALLOWED?

Food and Beverage service for all Phoenix Convention Center & Venues events is provided by their exclusive food and beverage partner, Aventura Catering*. Phoenix Fan Fusion has no control over the food policy of the facility. All outside food and beverage is strictly prohibited. The Convention Center will make reasonable accommodations for those with medical conditions or parents with infant children. Empty refillable water containers are allowed.


There are several locations to purchase food and beverages throughout the Convention Center including the PHX Kitchens Downtown Food Hall​, exhibit hall concessions, vending machines and Starbucks, which is located in the West Building. The Phoenix Convention Center and Aventura typically bring in food trucks as well during Phoenix Fan Fusion.


​*All Aventura retail outlets are cashless and only accept debit/credit cards, Apply Pay and Google Payments.


For specific medical or dietary restriction questions, please contact the Phoenix Convention Center directly at 602-262-6225 or through their "Contact Us" page on their website: https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/

EXTRA SEATING AREAS

Extra seating can be found on the main level Ballroom 120CD just around the corner from the Food Court. This extra seating is open from 9AM to 5PM each day.


We have INCREASED SEATING by 20% in the Lower Level Exhibitor Hall & Hall of Heroes! You can locate this seating in the far back corner of Hall 4, near the Food kiosks.




OUTSIDE RESTAURANTS

With your badge you have IN-AND-OUT ACCESS to our convention for the specific day or full weekend of your badge, and thus, you may easily leave (and later re-enter) to dine at many of the local downtown restaurants around the Convention Center. Or head back to your hotel room or car for lunch you packed.


CONCERNS OVER FOOD OPTIONS, QUALITY, AND PRICING...

...should be directed to the Phoenix Convention Center and their chosen food vendor Aventura. We, unfortunately, do not set or select the food options or pricing, as that is maintained by Aventura and the Phoenix Convention Center.



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Dustin Kiska
Dustin Kiska
May 31, 2023

Are you allowed to bring in a camping chair for waiting in long autograph or photo lines?

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Evan S
Evan S
Nov 18, 2023
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No you are not, it says in the prohibited items that you can not bring a folding chair.

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Deborah Lewis
Deborah Lewis
May 29, 2023

I have POTS & EDS and last year I was allowed to bring in electrolyte water & salty snacks. I emailed the convention center and they said to just tell them at the bag check and they would allow it. They said if they didn't, to ask to talk to like...a manager or something (can't remember the wording now). I am SHOCKED that other people who also had medical conditions were not allowed to bring in food/drink for medical purposes.

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S L
S L
May 28, 2023

Last year they had water stations set up outside security. The water in the refillable stations tastes horrible so we bring crystal light packets to make it almost bearable. I’m disabled and on a number of meds that require more than regular and easily accessible hydration and they simply won’t allow me to bring my own water in, even sealed. We have to go hit up the refill stations and buy an emergency bottle every time we enter the con. Oh, and we have to leave the con at least twice a day so I can eat something I’ve packed that meets my medical diet. This can often mean missing panels I want to see because I can’t have snacks…

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S L
S L
Jun 05, 2023
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Happy to report that security gave me absolutely no problem bringing my medical diet lunch bag in this year! Thank you to whatever Fan Fusion staffer educated the security people in the specialty lane after I emailed about it because it was smooth sailing after that.

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If you have medical or dietary restrictions, they absolutely won't care. They said at the bag check that there were no exceptions. I explained what was going on. They pointed to the closest trash can. So if you have a specific diet that can't be met in or around the convention center, please keep that in mind. Last year I contacted PhxFF right away in two different ways to find out how in the world I could bring something with me after I had to throw out my food. I still haven't heard back.

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Deborah Lewis
Deborah Lewis
May 29, 2023
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You need to ask to talk to someone higher when at bag check. That's what convention center told me to do if they gave me trouble at the bag check.

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Moonlight Wing
Moonlight Wing
May 27, 2022

The foods too expensive less quantity for what you're paying for. It's almost cheaper to get away from the convention center to get a better deal


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