Media representatives and church communicators may now apply to receive media credentials for the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference. Applicants may apply online by January 31, 2019 or submit an application on-site.

About the Arena

The home for the 2019 special session of General Conference is Dome at America’s Center, most recently the home of the NFL Rams before the team moved to Los Angeles. This is a rather large space that will allow for plenty of spectators for this high-interest meeting of the global delegates of The United Methodist Church.

Communicators should expect some logistical challenges because of the work space, which was designed for reporters covering major sporting events. As such, the working area for reporters is high in the rafters of the building to provide good sight lines for athletic events, and delegates will be on the floor of the arena.

Here are some photos to help you get a better feel for the arena.

Press Box Area

Work Spaces Just Outside the Arena Space

Press Conference Area and Hallway Near Workspace