LAS VEGAS, NV — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and local leaders gathered to celebrate the historic ceremonial groundbreaking for the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Phase Two Expansion project on Jan. 8.
“This is an incredibly exciting milestone for the entire destination, as this expansion will allow us to not only retain our status as the No. 1 convention city, but ensure our economic future by continuing to provide the unparalleled experience our guests and clients have come to expect,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA President and CEO. “The LVCCD project is one of the most thoroughly vetted in Nevada history, which is fitting as we prepare to move forward with a world-class expansion to our facility. Las Vegas thrives on evolution and reinvention, and the LVCCD project will give us a convention center tantamount to one of the world’s most iconic and vibrant cities.”
Community and business leaders, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Lawrence Weekly, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro, joined Ralenkotter to officially kick off the beginning of one of the most significant economic development projects in Southern Nevada.
The LVCCD’s Phase Two is an $860 million expansion project that will add 1.4 million sq. ft. to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 sq. ft. of new, leasable exhibit space. The expansion is slated for completion in time to welcome CES in 2021.
Phase Three will be the complete renovation of the existing 3.2 million-sq.-ft. facility, with a projected completion date of 2023. The phased approach will ensure that no business will be displaced during the construction and renovation.