MGM Resorts International plans on adding more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space to the existing 1.7-million square feet Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Underground parking and carpeted ballroom space will be added also.
“Several long-standing customers approached us with a need for additional space to grow their business; they looked to us to be a solution provider, and we went to work,” said Chuck Bowling, President and COO of Mandalay Bay. “In addition to enabling our current clients to develop larger events, the additional space and new flexibility will allow us to attract new business to Las Vegas. We believe this investment will increase visitation to Las Vegas, driving incremental business to MGM Resorts’ portfolio and the city overall.”
The added space will allow the resort to grow current shows and attract larger corporate partners. When completed, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will elevate its ranking from No. 7 to No. 5 in total square feet, and from No. 11 to No. 5 in exhibit space. The Center will have more than 2 million square feet of space of which 1.1 million will be exhibit space.
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