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CONVENTION CENTER

Sacramento Convention Center exterior shot

The Sacramento Convention Center opened in 1974 and went through an expansion and renovation in 1996, adding street level exhibition space and an upstairs ballroom east of the original building. While the Convention Center is well-positioned within California’s capital city, its competitive position continues to decline as other cities invest in hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors by renovating and expanding their convention centers.

In May of 2017, the Sacramento City Council approved a plan to move forward with design plans to renovate and expand the Convention Center. The project objectives include maximizing the Convention Center space, improving event flexibility, and improving the guest experience by improving the circulation through and around the building.

The project will include a significant expansion of the exhibit hall space, new lobbies on the east and west side of the building, an expanded kitchen, and retail space, the addition of new east and west meeting space, as well as a new 40,000 square foot ballroom.  Additionally, a new activities plaza will be created between the two buildings on K Street. The project will be LEED Silver Certified.