September 28, 2005

Springfield, Mass., will celebrate the grand opening of the MassMutual Center on Friday. Featuring a 40,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and 9,000 square feet of meeting space, the new center is connected to the 6,677-seat MassMutual Arena, which has been renovated; the arena can be used as additional exhibit space for conventions.