Sands Expo

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Sands Expo and Convention Center
Sands Convention Center 2010.jpg
The Sands Expo and Convention Center main entrance, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 7, 2009
Address201 Sands Avenue
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada 89109
Coordinates36°07′18″N 115°09′57″W / 36.12167°N 115.16583°W / 36.12167; -115.16583Coordinates: 36°07′18″N 115°09′57″W / 36.12167°N 115.16583°W / 36.12167; -115.16583
OwnerLas Vegas Sands
OperatorLas Vegas Sands
Built1988
Opened1990
Renovated2003
Construction cost
$105 million
Classroom-style seating
45
Banquet/ballroom5
Theatre seating
3,000
Enclosed space
 • Total space2, 250,000 sq. ft.
 • Exhibit hall floor2,000 sq. ft.
 • Breakout/meeting6
 • Ballroom5
Parking300
Bicycle facilities
60
Public transit access5
Website
www.venetian.com/meetings/

The Sands Expo and Convention Center is a large convention center. [1] It opened in 1990 behind the original Sands Hotel, was the second largest convention center in the world when it opened.

The Sands Expo is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. At its launch in 1990, it was the only privately owned and operated convention center in the United States. It is frequently used for conventions booked at the adjoining Venetian and Palazzo hotels and casinos (which are owned by the same company) and as overflow space for conventions that outgrow the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Expansion[edit]

In 2008, an expansion for the Sands Expo Center was announced. The first part would add another story to the existing building and build a new two-million square foot Expo center, built on the Sands-owned land east of the Wynn Las Vegas employee parking garage. A long pedestrian bridge will be built between the two Expos.

Also, half of the existing building will be covered by a new condo tower and hotel, adding to the already large complex, which also includes The Venetian and Palazzo.

There has been a new plan floated in May 2015 and November of 2018, to build a fill-in station for the Las Vegas Monorail, which will also serve the MSG Sphere Las Vegas. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sands Expo and Convention Center - Show Managers - Why Meet at Sands Expo". Web.archive.org. 2012-10-09. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. ^ https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/nov/01/msg-sphere-arena-project-calls-for-bars-museum-pri/

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