Salt Palace

Main Media Center

Serving journalists from all over the world, the Main Media Center (MMC) for the Salt Lake Games combined the Main Press Center (MPC) and the International Broadcast Center (IBC). The venue was located in the Salt Palace Convention Center in the center of downtown Salt Lake City.

The location, size and amenities offered by the Salt Palace allowed both broadcasters and press - 9,000 media - to utilize the same building. The MMC housed both the IBC and the MPC, allowing for many shared services, including a single media transportation hub and shared food service facilities.

Main Media Center - Salt Palace Convention Center

Main Press Center

SLOC planned and designed the MPC in accordance with the IOC Written and Photographic Press Guide. Access to the MPC was restricted to the MMC Venue-Operations team, accredited media and visitors with all day passes.

The MPC provided working space for news writing, filing of stories and photo transmission. In addition, private rented offices for international news agencies were available. Press conferences, competition results and general shared services with the IBC were all provided at the MPC.

International Broadcast Center

The IBC included ISB/OBO offices and operations areas. Support services for the IBC were shared with the MPC and included the booking office, food services, banking, mail, shipping, transportation and travel information in common areas. Access to the IBC was restricted to the IBC venue operations team, accredited broadcasting personnel and visitors with day passes.


Salt Palace Convention Center
100 South West Temple


Base: 1305 m/4100 ft (average for Salt Lake area)

Post Olympic Use

Multipurpose facility and convention center.


Located in downtown Salt Lake City on West Temple between 100 South and 200 South.

Venue History

In April 1998, Salt Lake County official approved an expansion of the Salt Palace Convention Center, site of the Main Media Center (MMC). When completed in late 2000, the expanded facility had more than 40,000 sq m/430,000 sq ft of usable floor space.

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