Renovation work begins at Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas

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Construction has broken ground on the US$600 million renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s original campus. The project will be overseen by a joint venture between Hunt Construction Group, AECOM, and Penta Building Group.

As part of the project, the 1.4 million square feet West Hall which was opened in 2021 will be expanded. In addition, the project teams will construct a large lobby between the North and Central halls, an outdoor plaza, and an indoor lobby. Furthermore, a second-floor boardroom in the South Hall will be built. These spaces will allow direct access to new event space.

According to the press release, exterior restoration plans also include a brand-new parking lot with a station for the Vegas Loop. The latter will take visitors to and from the Wynn and Encore hotels. Currently, the Loop encircles the convention center at a distance of around two miles and with five stops.

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Work will continue through 2025. The project to expand the Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas is planned to accommodate and minimize interruption during events. During the course of its implementation, the project will reportedly employ more than 600 tradespeople.

The project will be financed by the general fund of the LVCVA, bonds backed by the general income of the LVCVA, and a 0.5% room tax, as well as money from the sale of the 10-acre Riviera site, according to the press release.

Expectations for the new Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas

The new convention center will have almost 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space once it is finished.

According to a Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report on the economic impact of Southern Nevada’s tourism industry, Las Vegas hosted close to 5 million convention attendees last year.

Their spending during their stay directly supported an estimated 38,000 jobs and $2.1 billion in wages. Furthermore, they injected $7.5 billion into the city’s economy.