Dignitaries and other invited guests of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will gather on the morning of January 4 to celebrate the completion of an important phase in the development of the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD).
The event will mark the unveiling of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) Diamond Lot parking facility, which stands at the site formerly occupied by the Riviera Hotel & Casino.
The Diamond Lot unveiling takes place one day in advance of the opening of CES, the largest trade show in North America, which is the first trade show to utilise the new outdoor space. An estimated 165,000 attendees are expected to attend CES 2017
Innovation and upgrades to the LVCC, including development of the Diamond Lot, help continue Las Vegas’ reputation as the No. 1 trade show destination in North America for 22 consecutive years, as determined by Trade Show News Network.
In 2016, the LVCVA was approved for funding to expand its facilities by 56,000sqm, as well as vast renovations throughout, as part of the future LVCCD.
Continued development of the state-of-the-art facility is expected to generate more than 13,800 high-paying construction jobs and 7,800 full-time permanent jobs.
The redevelopment includes 20 acres of available outdoor exhibit space, 3,100 parking spaces, three acres of landscaped public walkways, four vehicle access locations, 1,800 amps of power in four locations on the parking/outdoor exhibit space and telecommunications and property-wide surveillance capabilities.