Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:42 a.m.
A bigger, better Spokane Convention Center opened its doors Tuesday. The Convention Center held a grand opening for the expansion project that began in the fall of 2013.
The $50-60 million expansion project adds an additional 91,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space, and includes outdoor space and some gorgeous views of the river. The project was completed with the Spokane River in mind, and work was done to restore the shoreline adjacent to the Convention Center. Enhancements to the Centennial Trail were also made during construction.
With the expansion, the Spokane Convention Center (now 500,000 square feet) will be able to attract not just larger groups but more of them simultaneously. Members of the Public Facilities District board say the expansion will ensure that the Convention Center continues to be an economic driver in the region.