San Jose Convention Center Expansion and Renovation - Opening Fall 2013
The City of San Jose, Team San Jose and the local hotel community are thrilled to announce an expansion and renovation project for the San Jose Convention Center. The San Jose hotel community has secured on-going funding for the Convention Center by implementing a special, dedicated, city wide tax that provides project funding as well as ongoing capital maintenance funding to invest in San Jose’s future.
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EXPANSION AT A GLANCE:
125,000 total sq.ft of new, flexible convention space, which includes:
- 38,706 sq. ft. of new flexible meeting space
- 35,110 sq. ft. new Grand Ballroom
- Renovation and integration with the existing convention center
IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS:
- New Grand Ballroom
- More break-out flexible space
- Better way-finding
- Outdoor event space
- Upgraded technology
- Improved arrival experience
- Improved back-of-house function
This project will be lead by Public Works, with input from all stakeholders, including Team San Jose.
Hunt Construction Group has extensive expertise in Convention Center expansions and have successfully completed projects for Boston, McCormick Place West/Chicago, Moscone West, Phoenix, and others.
Bill Sherry, TSJ’s CEO, will be leading the project. He was recently in charge of the $1.3 billion Mineta San Jose International Airport modernization project, bringing it to completion ahead of schedule, under budget and with minimal-to-no interruption to operations and service.
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The expansion structure is uniquely San Jose and showcases the City’s innovative spirit, unifies the urban appearance, increases operational efficiency, and provides long-term sustainability.
Combined with San Jose’s new Airport and City Hall, the Convention Center is a key piece in differentiating San Jose as the innovation center of Silicon Valley. The expansion provides an important opportunity to enhance the Center and event services, deliver a great attendee experience and distinguish San Jose as an outstanding event destination.
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