Sacramento Convention Center Expansion & Renovation Project

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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 Dec. 7. Nov. 30 update (below) is most recent.


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The demolition of the Convention Center Administration Offices (Panatoni Building) at the corner of 15th and K streets will begin December 2018. A demo day ceremony will be held at the site on Dec. 17 with City officials, Visit Sacramento, and partners.

The first phase of the project began in early June 2018 with the renovation of the Memorial Auditorium. Renovations will enhance the patron’s experience and allow the Auditorium to host all scheduled performing arts events during the renovation of the Sacramento Community Center Theater beginning Summer 2019.

Traffic Alert
Convention Center - Dec. 3, 2018 to Oct. 2019
Beginning Dec. 3, 15th Street from J Street to K Street will be reduced by one lane to accommodate the demolition of the Convention Center Administration Offices.

Additional impacts include:

  • Parking meters on the west side of 15th Street between J and K will be unavailable.
  • One of the two right turn lanes will be closed on J Street approaching 15th Street.


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Please note that starting today, the City of Sacramento will be taking over the communication regarding the overall convention center expansion project. If you would like to continue to receive information regarding construction news, funding information, parking impacts (etc), please sign up for the updates via one of the links below. The first update will be distributed on Dec. 4.

Visit Sacramento will continue to send regular updates with information that pertains specifically to the meetings/conventions and tourism industries.

If you have any questions, please contact


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


Ofelia Avalos, Senior Engineer
City of Sacramento

Sales & Marketing:
Sarah Atilano, Chief of Strategy & Market Growth
Visit Sacramento

Matthew Voreyer
General Manager
Sacramento Convention Center Complex



Nov. 16, 2018 - Agreement regarding Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for convention center construction
Nov. 2, 2018 - Establishment of STID, update on bonds
Oct. 26, 2018 - Recap of community meeting
Oct. 19, 2018 - Intro of C3 Project, community meeting reminder, outcome of RFP process, TOT bonds issued
Oct. 12, 2018 - Administrative office demolition, community meeting reminder
Oct. 5, 2018 - Community meeting reminder
Sept. 28, 2018 - TOT revenue bonds, community meeting reminder
Sept. 21, 2018 - Community meeting on Oct. 22 to provide overview of projects
Sept. 7, 2018 - RFP for construction management services
Aug. 24, 2018 - Bid package release + announcement of workforce development program
Aug. 10, 2018 - Slides from Aug. 3 outreach presentation
July 27, 2018 - Convention Center outreach presentation announcement
July 13, 2018 - Traffic updates for Memorial Auditorium work
June 22, 2018 - SCC & SCT renderings, Memorial Auditorium work begins
June 15, 2018 - City staff presenting renderings and recommendations at City Council meeting on June 19
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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