INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Convention Center is getting an expansion.
The Capital Improvement Board unanimously approved a recommendation for a 300,000-square-foot expansion to the Indiana Convention Center.
The two-story improvement also includes the following upgrades:
- A 50,000-square-foot ballroom
- Meeting rooms
- Full kitchen facility
- Connection to current convention center through walkway
- Two new hotels -- would add about 1,400 rooms to Indy's hotel inventory
The new hotel space will also allow Visit Indy to bid on more than 200 conventions that were previously unavailable because of hotel space, the release from the CIB states.
The budget for the expansion is estimated at $120 million, which doesn't include the subsidization of the two hotels.