CenturyLink Center (CenturyLink Convention Center, Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA), and CenturyLink Arena) connects via skywalk to Hilton Hotel, and is located 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Eppley Airfield. It boasts 194,000 square feet of exhibition space, 16 meeting rooms and a 30,000 square foot Grand Ballroom capable of accommodating over 2,100 banquet guests. The MECA is a non-profit organization formed to manage the construction and operations of CenturyLink Center. The arena is a premier entertainment and sports venue that hosts events like concerts, sporting events, and family shows and is home to hockey and basketball teams. Eric Clapton, Van Halen, and Josh Groban are just a few of the artists who have performed at the arena.