Fan Guide

Fan Hotel Block Information

The official event hotel headquarters is at the Hilton Americas Downtown

1600 Lamar Street

Houston, TX 77010

(713) 739-8000

The Hilton Americas Downtown is connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center

Please use this link to receive the special rate:

Call-in SRP: 1WW

Weekly Schedule of Events

Coming Soon

IWF World Weightlifting Championships will be held Nov. 20-28 in Houston, TX at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Tentative Schedule


About Houston

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1.Where do I pick up tickets?

Information coming soon.

2. What can/can’t I bring in the venue?

Information coming soon.

3. Parking Information

A 650-car garage is located under Discovery Green park across the street from the GRB, and several privately owned surface lots surround the convention center. All are just a short walk away. Please refer to the PARKING MAP for lot locations, and check the Event Calendar for additional parking and shuttle bus information by event:

SOUTH – Convenient parking is available in the 1600-space Hilton Americas-Houston parking garage, as well as lots near the Holiday Inn Express on Chenevert Street.

EAST – Chinatown is located just east of the GRB and U.S. Highway 59. There are several parking lots open to the public, in addition to street parking.

WEST – 650-space underground garage directly across from the convention center. Several lots are located between the GRB and the Four Seasons Hotel/Houston Center. Houston Center has multiple parking garages available for convention center parking.

4. Directions from the Airport

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

Toll Free: 1-800-427-4697
Local: 1-713-853-8000


Take I-45 South> to I-10 East > to US-59 South (exit #770A)> exit Downtown Destinations-Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.


Take I-45 North > exit Downtown Destinations (exit #45) > exit Pease Street > right on Dowling Street > left on Polk Street > right on Avenida de las Americas.


Take US-59 South > exit Downtown Destinations-Jackson Street > left on Franklin Street > right on Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.

5. Things to Do & See in Houston

Whether you’re traveling here for business, looking for an exciting day trip or weekend getaway or embarking on a family friendly adventure, you’ll find there’s something for everyone in Houston. Go ahead and browse through the site and we guarantee you’ll discover some must-see stops that you won’t want to miss.

Houston serves up nationally recognized dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. We have world-class attractions and events. Best of all, you’ll find a number of things that are budget-friendly or free. In fact, there’s so many things to do in Houston, you may want to schedule an extra day or two to your trip!

6. Merchandise

Stay tuned for official IWF World Weightlifting Championships merchandise!

7. Local Medical Care & Hospitals Information

The Texas Medical Center is the largest life sciences destination in the world. With 106,000 employees, 54 institutions, and thousands of volunteers and patient visits, over 160,000 people visit Texas Medical Center each day. Over the course of the year, the campus welcomes more than 7.2 million visitors.

The TMC is home to the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the No. 1 cancer hospital in the world. Other major institutions include Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, The Texas Heart Institute and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, just to name a few.

Houston’s MetroRail Red line runs right through the center of the TMC, making it easy for people to travel from the campus to Downtown, the Museum District, NRG Park and other parts of the city. Many people also use the rail line when visiting TMC for appointments. Click here for a map of the rail line and what’s at each stop.

8. Weekly IWF Events

Coming Soon