Sacramento Convention Center Renovation & Expansion Project

In May 2017, the Sacramento City Council approved a plan to move forward with design plans to renovate the Sacramento Convention Center. This exciting project will create a dynamic center for conventions, meetings, cultural experiences and more for years to come. As progress moves toward finalizing budget, design and construction schedule, this Expansion Update will communicate to customers and stakeholders each week on the status of this project, designed to improve the meeting experience for our valued customers.

The Sacramento Convention Center Complex includes Memorial Auditorium, the Community Center Theater and Convention Center.  These facilities are collectively managed by the City of Sacramento’s Convention & Cultural Services Department.



Issue date: June 15, 2018


  1. Convention Center and Theater Projects
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Convention Center and Theater Projects

On Tuesday, June 19, staff will present recommendations to Council on the design, planning entitlements, and the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Sacramento Convention Center Renovation Expansion Project. In addition, staff will recommend the design and planning entitlements for the Community Center Theater Renovation Project and will seek authorization from Council to proceed with both projects. Finally, staff will seek Council approval to submit loan applications to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) to fund the projects. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall (915 I Street). The staff report is available on the City’s meeting agenda website for the City Council hearing.


Visit Sacramento (Meeting planners for events)
City of Sacramento (Detailed project information)


Desmond Parrington, Senior Development Manager
Office of City Manager, City of Sacramento

Sales & Marketing:
Sarah Atilano, Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Visit Sacramento

Matthew Voreyer
General Manager
Sacramento Convention Center Complex


June 8, 2018 - Outcome of Public Outreach meeting and updates on all projects
June 1, 2018 - Workshop reminder
May 25, 2018 - Workshop reminder
May 18, 2018 - Workshop announcement and Memorial Auditorium contract
May 11, 2018 - Design Development Documents, GMP for Memorial Auditorium improvments
Apr. 27, 2018 - Memorial Auditorium and Community Center Theater stakeholder meeting update
Apr. 13, 2018 - Convention Center operations will not be privatized
Mar. 30, 2018 - Review of LEED design
Mar. 16, 2018 - Updated schematic design and cost estimation
Mar. 9, 2018 - Meetings this week, detailed updates to come
Mar. 2, 2018 - Memorial Auditorium and Theater update
Feb. 2, 2018 - Theater stakeholder meeting update
Jan. 19, 2018 - Site visits, stakeholder meeting update, private operations
Dec. 15, 2017 - Revised design
Dec. 8, 2017 - Outcome of city meeting
Dec. 1, 2017 - Update on upcoming city meeting
Nov. 17, 2017 - Convention Center EIR, stakeholder meeting
Nov. 3, 2017 - Memorial Auditorium improvements, Theater design
Oct. 20, 2017 - Construction timeline, project overview



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