Did you know the Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the largest convention centers in the world? With 3,200,000 square feet of space, the LVCC, owned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in Las Vegas, Nevada, can host up to 200,000 people at once. The need for the facility was realized in the 1950's when community leaders were looking for a way to increase occupancy rates at local hotels. They settled on a spot just east of the Las Vegas Strip, where the failed Las Vegas Park Speedway was located and original LCVV opened in 1959.; It featured 6,300 seats, a silver dome rotunda, and a 90,000 square foot exhibit hall. In 1990, the dome was done away with, in an effort to expand. In 1998, it was expanded again and more parking was added.
The LVCC has seen a number of large conventions over the years. The 2008 CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction trade show used the most space of any other show (2, 400, 000 square feet). The now defunct COMDEX was the most attended show in the country with over 200,000 attendees. Currently, the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show is the most attended trade show with over 110,000 attendees. In addition to serving as an exhibit hall, the LVCC plays host to the filming of a number of TV Shows, including several Food Network shows and in 2009, the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. The LVCC sits next to the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.
In the future, the LCVV may be expanded even further, however, right now, those plans have been put on due to budget constraints. However, if the plan is allowed to go through, it will include an additional meeting room, a grand concourse linking the LVCC's three halls, a signature facade in front, enclosed pedestrian access, and police and fire facilities on the property.
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