Las Cruces to Break Ground on Convention Center Expansion: $5 Million Addition to Increase Meeting Space by 30%

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Ground-breaking for the $5 million 17,000 square-foot expansion of the Las Cruces Convention Center will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00 AM MDT at the facility located at 680 E. University Ave.

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Las Cruces was selected as a “Top Destination” seven times by Facilities and Destinations magazine, and has topped the Forbes/Milken Institute’s list of “Best small metro areas for doing business.”

Ground-breaking for the $5 million 17,000 square-foot expansion of the Las Cruces Convention Center will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00 AM MDT at the facility located at 680 E. University Ave.

The project was designed by WDG Architects in Las Cruces, NM. HB Construction, Inc. is the general contractor. Construction will take about 12 months, and the expanded facility will be ready for occupancy by summer of 2019.The present Convention Center will remain open and operational during construction.

The expansion will add approximately 17,000 square feet of meeting space, including additions to the exhibition hall, new breakout meeting rooms, additional space in the lobby and reception area, as well as more support space.

Currently, the LEED certified Convention Center is 55,000 square feet with just over 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The facility, located on 10 acres at the corner of University Avenue and Union Avenue in Las Cruces, features a 14,500 square foot exhibition hall as well as a 9,000 square foot ballroom. There are 6 break-out rooms totally over 3,000 square feet. Additionally, there are over 5,000 square feet of outdoor space and 2,000 square feet of indoor pre-function space.

Meeting in Las Cruces

Located at the intersection of interstates 10 & 25, Las Cruces is the cultural and historical crossroads of the Southwest, and one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Las Cruces was selected as a “Top Destination” seven times by Facilities and Destinations magazine, and has topped the Forbes/Milken Institute’s list of “Best small metro areas for doing business.” And with 350 days of sunshine a year – perfect for year-round golf and outdoor activities – Las Cruces is the ideal destination for a meeting at any time of year.

The Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau team of professionals can assist in all aspects of planning a Las Cruces meeting, with more than 3,000 hotel rooms and 128,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate groups from 10-1,400 attendees, all within our conveniently compact city limits. For additional information, contact Visit Las Cruces at 575-541-2444 or https://www.lascrucescvb.org/plan-a-meeting/.

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