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 Apr. 20. Apr. 13 update (below) is most recent. 


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Sacramento Convention Center Complex Operations

On Wednesday, Apr. 11, the City Manager announced the conclusion of the process of considering private operations of the Sacramento Convention Center Complex. Based on his direction, the City will continue to manage and operate the complex with City employees and will also continue to work closely with Visit Sacramento on sales and marketing. In addition, the City is developing a management plan to guide operations to ensure that with the opening of its renovated facilities, the City will continue to provide outstanding customer service in all areas.


A year ago, the City issued a Request for Information to gauge interest in operating the complex, which consists of the Memorial Auditorium, Community Center Theater, and Convention Center.  City staff interviewed three teams and in July 2017, City Council approved the Kings/SMG/Live Nation team as the preferred group to develop a proposal and negotiate a term sheet. The City has concluded the competitive process and at the recommendation of the City Manager, has determined that the City will continue to operate the complex.


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


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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