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Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall expansion remains on track for completion

Posted at 7:17 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 08:51:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new look and a whole lot bigger. The latest addition to the Las Vegas Convention Center is almost ready.

Community leaders say it will help the area host more events as Nevada continues to reopen its doors during the pandemic.

This expansion adds about 1.5 million square feet to the existing convention space and visitors who walk-in will be greeted by a 10,000 square foot screen.

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Underneath the space will be the Convention Center Loop where a "people mover" will take visitors to different parts of the convention center campus.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says the construction progress is exciting and hopes it will help jumpstart local conventions.

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“The opening of this building is emblematic of the reopening of the city and we’re excited about both,” said Steve Hill, CEO and president of LVCVA.

This entire construction costs around $980 million.

Construction began on the West Hall back in September of 2018 and the entire expansion is set to be completed in December.