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August 28, 2018

Americas: Seattle’s Convention Center Expansion Breaks Ground

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On Tuesday, August 14, Washington State Convention Center executives, Seattle’s political and union leaders, and state officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for WSCC’s additional facility, named Summit, which will open in 2022 and more than double the center’s total exhibition space.

The existing facility, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, has 205,000 square feet of exhibition space, more than 50 breakout rooms, a 29,500-square-foot ballroom, plus a stand-alone conference center. Even so, more than 350 event proposals had to be declined over the past five years due to lack of space or timing constraints at the center, costing the region more than $2.1 billion in potential economic benefit.

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