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Convention Centers

May 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Infrastructure funding has been the subject of major negotiations between politicians at the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans.
The Times-Picayune
November 16, 2018, 8am PST
Convention and arts centers are costly and lose lots of money, but cities still build and advocate for them.
Arizona Republic
November 3, 2018, 11am PDT
Seattle has added 2,550 hotel rooms since the beginning of 2017, with another 3,000 on the way by 2021.
The Seattle Times
March 15, 2018, 10am PDT
At 100,000 square feet, the Esports Stadium Arlington will become the largest eSports stadium in the country.
Guide Live
April 17, 2016, 7am PDT
In the debate over two ballot initiatives in San Diego that would facilitate a combined convention center and stadium project, proponents have pointed to Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium as a successful example. But is it?
March 31, 2016, 11am PDT
The idea that there isn't enough parking around Cleveland's FirstMerit Convention Center, site of the 2016 Republican National Convention, is likely debatable, but local officials are looking for solutions to the problem regardless.
December 14, 2015, 9am PST
As Seattle’s Convention Center expansion moves forward, community members want the public benefit discussion to focus on a new downtown park over I-5.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
November 25, 2015, 8am PST
Four major cities in Texas are either considering or constructing convention center upgrades.
Community Impact Newspaper
June 20, 2015, 9am PDT
New renderings for Populous & HMC Architects winning proposal give a close-up look at the new-and-improved Los Angeles Convention Center.
Urbanize LA
February 4, 2014, 8am PST
In anticipation of the 2017 Super Bowl, Houston First Corp. is seeking approval of a project to improve the city's convention center and “reshape the once-moribund East End of downtown into a dynamic new focal point of the city.”
The Houston Chronicle
October 15, 2012, 7am PDT
With the convention industry still hobbled by the effects of the recession, and a glut of convention space across America hungering for events, cities are going to extreme lengths to attract the expected injections to their local economies.
The Wall Street Journal
July 27, 2012, 5am PDT
As cities across America continue to pour public funds into limited use venues in their downtowns, <em>American Dirt</em> looks at why such venues, and convention centers in particular, refuse to engage with their surrounding streets or neighborhood.
American Dirt
May 16, 2012, 11am PDT
Despite a dramatic decline in the number of, and attendance at, conventions nationwide, cities across America are investing their limited resources in building and upgrading convention centers. Fred A. Bernstein explores the irony.
Architectural Record
March 18, 2011, 8am PDT
Plans to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles hinge on more than football. A major element in making the idea work financially for the city is to make it an attractive site for conventions and conferences.
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2010, 6am PDT
Houston Rodeo is actually hurting some businesses around Reliant Center.
KUHF Houston Public Radio
December 23, 2009, 2pm PST
Robert Campbell argues that Boston's planned expansion of the convention center should be mixed-use and urban in nature.
The Boston Globe
June 24, 2009, 9am PDT
In this article from <em>Next American City</em>, Josh Stephens looks at the role convention centers play in cities, the high hopes cities have for them, and the often poor returns they offer.
Next American City