Convention Center Upgrades Complete in Little Rock, Ark.

Several renovation projects that have been underway since 2010 are now complete at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Ark., the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announced yesterday.

The updates — encompassing all three levels of the Statehouse Convention Center — include new carpet, paint and wall treatments, as well as upgrades to the sound, lighting and security systems.

According to LRCVB, the most significant changes are on the ballroom level, where additional air-walls were installed in the 18,500-square-foot Wally Allen ballroom, thereby expanding the facility’s meeting capabilities and flexibility. “By far, the most recognizable ballroom-level improvement is the new carpet that offers vivid blue, teal, red and taupe contrasting waves, representing the Arkansas River and rolling topography, which the ballroom foyer overlooks,” reads an LRCVB announcement.

Built in 1980, the Statehouse Convention Center was renovated and expanded in 1999 and now offers approximately 250,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space. For more information, visit

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