Charlotte Convention Center Expansion

Years of data, surveys, feedback and research showed us what our customers are looking for in a convention city. The Charlotte Convention Center expansion delivers an enhanced experience to meet the needs of meeting planners and their attendees.

In fall 2021, the CRVA will reveal the long-anticipated $126.9 million Charlotte Convention Center expansion.

Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the Charlotte Convention Center serves as the city’s central hub for meetings, conferences and large-scale events. The expansion, which was designed in response to meeting planner needs, will enhance the attendee experience and strengthen Charlotte’s competitiveness in the nearly $300 billion meetings and conventions industry through increased capacity, heightened accessibility and customizable spaces.

A primary component of the project is an exterior overstreet pedestrian walkway, which connects the Charlotte Convention Center to the adjacent 700-room Westin Charlotte, the city’s largest hotel, and a LYNX Blue Line light rail stop, providing access to 200-plus restaurants, more than 5,600 hotel rooms and countless entertainment options. To the interior, the new wing will add approximately 50,000 square feet of meeting room and pre-function space, taking the venue’s total leasable space from 550,000 square feet to 600,000 square feet; increase total meeting spaces from 41 to 55; and will include two 10,000-square-foot spaces, each divisible into 19 configurations.

The expansion will also include a public art component, which will both illustrate the energy and vitality of the city and complement the Charlotte Convention Center’s commitment to showcasing the work of local artists.

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