The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which is also the World Trade Center Las Vegas (WTCLV), is preparing for the return of meetings and trade shows and the debut of its new West Hall expansion. A vital investment by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which operates the LVCC, the West Hall expansion will be a key component of successfully bringing back shows that attract a global audience and will help solidify Las Vegas’ current position as the country’s No. 1 trade show destination.
The LVCC/WTCLV expansion is a state-of-the art facility featuring the latest technology and features 328,000 square feet of column-free space, making it the largest column-free space in North America. The new hall includes power and data from more than 500 floor boxes as well as overhead and around the perimeter of the hall, and more than 4,000 hang points for rigging light.
The $980 million West Hall expansion added 1.4 million square feet including 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space, a 14,000-square-foot outdoor terrace able to hold receptions of up to 2,000 attendees and a grand atrium. It also includes 150,000 square feet of meeting room space, equating to 80 additional meeting rooms.
The LVCC/WTCLV was also awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19. The LVCC/WTCLV was the first facility in Nevada to receive the accreditation.
In addition to the West Hall, the innovative underground transportation system by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, the Convention Center Loop, will make its debut when shows resume at the LVCC. The Convention Center Loop system will stretch from the southeast end of the LVCC/WTCLV’s 200-acre campus to the new West Hall located on the northwest corner. The system includes three stations allowing convention attendees to be whisked across the sprawling campus in under two minutes in all-electric Tesla vehicles.
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