The Las Vegas Convention Center District is more than an expansion of the existing Convention Center, it is also a reimagination of the space, a renovation of the existing facility and a comprehensive upgrade of the facility's amenities. This state-of-the-art project offers a distinct area designed to do business and ensure our economic future by continuing to provide the unparalleled experience our guests and clients have come to expect. Las Vegas thrives on evolution and reinvention, and the LVCCD project will give us a convention center fit for one of the world's most iconic and vibrant cities.
The LVCCD's Phase Two is an $935 million expansion project that will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. The expansion will also feature a main entrance and grand lobby off Convention Center Drive, meeting rooms, pre-function space and service and support areas.
Phase Three will be the complete renovation of the existing 3.2 million-square-foot facility, with a projected completion date of 2023.
Ground work at the site has already begun, and construction will start in the fall of 2018. The expansion is slated for completion in time to welcome CES in 2021.
The Phase Three renovation will begin as the Phase Two expansion is coming to a close. The renovation will be done in phases, one hall at a time, so that the Las Vegas Convention Center always has 1.9 million square feet of leasable exhibition space (the amount that is currently available). The phased approach will ensure that no business will be displaced during the renovation.
Phase Three has a projected completion date of 2023.
The Las Vegas Convention Center is nearly 60 years old, and while we’ve done what we could over the years to stay ahead of the curve on technology and amenities, it’s time to address some serious needs. Southern Nevada’s economy is driven by tourism and this expansion will propel our convention center forward to enable us to maintain our status as the No. 1 trade show destination in North America and provide a facility that matches the experience of our resort partners.
Our current clients represent $25 billion of future business and nearly 18 million attendees over the next 15 years – we need to ensure we don’t lose any of that business.
The expansion will protect the Las Vegas Convention Center’s annual $2.1 billion economic impact in the destination, have a potential additional incremental economic impact of nearly $810 million in the destination per year, have $2.1 billion of expected construction-related economic impact, generate more than one million incremental room nights annually and attract an estimated 610,000 new convention attendees per year.
Attracting this new business will provide jobs, economic growth and development. The LVCCD project is expected to create nearly 14,000 construction jobs over a five- to eight-year construction cycle, as well as nearly 8,000 full-time permanent jobs to support the enhanced business generated by the expansion and renovation.
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