2019 August – Explore St Louis

The Future of America’s Center: ACNEXTGEN

A $175 million expansion and facelift is planned for the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis. The improvements include additional exhibit space, a new 65,000 square foot ballroom, an outdoor pavilion, enhancement of the Washington Avenue entrance, and new loading docks and support space to improve access for clients and suppliers.


Redesigned America’s Center Entrance

Refurbishment of the central Washington Avenue entrance, which serves as St. Louis’ front door for the hundreds of thousands of event attendees who visit the Complex.


Additional 92,000 square feet of exhibit space

Addition of 92,000 square feet of highly usable exhibit space, which changes the exhibit hall layout of the Complex allowing the facility to host larger events.


Brand new 65,000 square feet ballroom

A 65,000 square feet signature multi-purpose ballroom and meeting area with 20,000 square feet pre-function event space for clients, positioning St. Louis dominantly in its competitive set.


New Loading Docks

The construction of 26 new loading docks and renovation of existing 12 docks that will all be enclosed to enhance access and aesthetics of the building and surrounding areas. 22,000 square feet of new support space to improve service access to current and new exhibit halls and ballrooms.


New Outdoor Function Space

An outdoor pavilion to serve the needs of convention attendees and improve the convention center district ambiance for residents and area workers as well.


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