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|Sands Expo and Convention Center|
Main entrance in 2010
|Address||201 Sands Avenue|
|Location||Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|Owner||Las Vegas Sands|
|Operator||Las Vegas Sands|
|• Total space||2, 250,000 sq. ft.|
|• Exhibit hall floor||936,600 sq. ft.|
|Public transit access||5|
The Sands Expo and Convention Center is a convention center located in Paradise, Nevada, near the Las Vegas Strip. The Sands Expo is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and is frequently used for conventions booked at the company's adjoining Venetian and Palazzo resorts. It is also used as overflow space for conventions that outgrow the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Sands Expo opened in 1990 behind the Sands Hotel, which was later replaced by the Venetian.
In 1989, the Sands Hotel received county approval for a convention center with approximately 1.1-million-square-foot, rivaling the Las Vegas Convention Center. At its launch in 1990, it was the only privately owned and operated convention center in the United States, and was the second largest convention center in the world.
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 expo centers. 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.
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