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.



There is no update for Feb. 16. Feb. 2 update (below) is most recent.


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Community Center Theater

During the Jan. 26 Stakeholder Meeting, DLR/Westlake Reed Leskosky (project architect) provided an update on the Community Center Theater Renovation. A review of the budget and current costs was presented. The project is currently above the target budget. Staff is reviewing project contingencies, as well as exploring other cost-saving options as they work on bringing costs down and within budget. The project team will reconvene in a month and provide an update to the Steering Committee and User/Technical Advisory Committee.


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


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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