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: Dec. 8, 2017


1) Convention Center
2) Memorial Auditorium Update
3) Sacramento Community Center Theater
4)Download Previous Updates

Convention Center

On December 12, City staff will present an update to City Council on the evolution of the design of the Convention Center from the original design presented in May. The revised design includes a new second-floor ballroom and meeting room space on the west side. Staff will also be recommending an alternative schedule that would revise the start date for the convention center to January 2019. The recommended schedule will allow for the least amount of disruption to clients as well as cost efficiencies. Staff will seek City Council approval for the design and schedule. An update on private operations will be provided as well.

The staff report as well as video of the meeting will be available prior to the meeting at the City's meeting website.

Memorial Auditorium Update

The City is applying for a $15 million dollar loan from the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, or IBank. It is anticipated that the loan would come through in March 2018. The renovation of the Memorial Auditorium will begin in Spring 2018 with completion anticipated for Summer 2019.

Sacramento Community Center Theater

We have reached the second major milestone in the design process of the Theater. City staff and stakeholders are currently reviewing the design development (DD) drawings and will begin on cost estimates later this month. Construction Drawings will begin next year with an anticipated construction start in early 2019.

Upcoming Meetings 

It is anticipated that staff recommendations on the design and schedule for the Convention Center will be presented to City Council at 5pm on Dec. 12. An update on possible private operations will be provided as well.  The staff report as well as video of the meeting will be available prior to the meeting at


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


Nov. 27, 2017 - Update on upcoming city meeting
Nov. 13, 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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