Expansion Update Archive

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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.


Issue date: Jan. 23, 2019

  1. Construction Update
  2. Pop-Updates - for Sacramento Locals
  3. View Previous Updates

Construction Update

In early January, the City began demolition of the Convention Center, starting with the center’s administration offices, also known as the Panattoni Building.

The demolition of the structure on the corner of 15th and K streets signals a significant early milestone for the C3 Project. This site is where the new entrance to the Convention Center will be. The razing of the Panattoni involved a large crane dismantling the building.

View a video of the demolition


Pop-Updates - for Sacramento Locals

Beginning this month, the C3 project team will host monthly gatherings called Pop-Updates.

Sacramento residents and business owners are encouraged to stop by the Convention Center West Lobby, Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for an informal meeting to learn more about the current project status and meet with any of the C3 project team members.

RSVP via Facebook (not required to attend)


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


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

Matthew Voreyer
General Manager
Sacramento Convention Center Complex



Dec. 14, 2018 - Demo of Convention Center Admin Offices postponed
Nov. 30, 2018 - Demo of Convention Center Admin Offices, City of Sacramento now handling communication regarding overall expansion project (parking impacts, funding information, etc)
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