Construction on its expansion of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center is proceeding on schedule, MGM Resorts International announced yesterday, indicating that the expanded facility is on track to welcome its first attendees in August and to be 100 percent complete by January 2016.
Work on the $66 million project began in October 2014. Upon completion, the convention center will have an additional 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, more carpeted ballroom space, and 900 underground parking spaces for a total of more than 2 million square feet. As a result, the venue will be able to accommodate new shows with over 900,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, as well as more corporate and association groups.
"With business volume increasing, this change provides us with more flexibility to host a wider variety of groups," said Stephanie Glanzer, vice president of Sales for Mandalay Bay. "Whether hosting a small corporate group, mid-size association, or large trade show, each group will have their own dedicated area within our convention center along with a dedicated team to assist in every detail."
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