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$288M Convention Center Under Way in Oklahoma

$288M Convention Center Under Way in Oklahoma

ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com
WED FEBRUARY 27, 2019 - WEST EDITION #5
CHUCK HARVEY – CEG CORRESPONDENT

Oklahoma City plans to boost business, commerce and tourism with a spacious new $288 million convention center.

Construction began on June 18, 2018, on the building with its 200,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall, 45,000-sq.-ft. meeting area and 30,000-sq.-ft. ballroom. By comparison, Oklahoma City's existing Cox Convention Center has about 100,000 sq. ft. of space.

The new convention center, expected to be finished in 2020, will draw events that bring attendees from around the region and world. It will provide a boost to Oklahoma City's economy and serve as an ideal host for local events.

The new center will replace the aging Cox Center and provide Oklahoma City with the means to compete nationally with a product and facility that will raise the bar for convention centers integrated into urban surroundings. It will consist of approximately 500,000 sq. ft. of gross building area, which includes 275,000 sq. ft. of leasable space divided up into an exhibit hall, meeting space and ballroom... FULL ARTICLE

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