The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) debuted the Las Vegas Convention Center's (LVCC) $1 billion, 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by doors opening to Informa Market's World of Concrete, the first major convention to return to Las Vegas and to the U.S. post-pandemic. The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, the underground tunnel developed by Elon Musk's The Boring Company designed to shuttle convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles, also became fully operational.
„We are excited to welcome our convention customers back to Las Vegas and to our new West Hall, reigniting the meetings and convention industry. “
The arrival of World of Concrete signals the return of meetings and conventions to Las Vegas. The addition of the West Hall brings the total square feet of meeting space in the destination to 14 million and makes the LVCC the 2nd largest facility in the country. "We are excited to welcome our convention customers back to Las Vegas and to our new West Hall, reigniting the meetings and convention industry," said Steve Hill, LVCVA president and CEO. The West Hall features a contemporary design with 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, including 328,000 square feet of column-free space, the largest column-free exhibition space in North America. An open-air atrium features a 10,000-square-foot digital screen developed by Samsung, the largest digital experience in a convention centre in the U.S. A 14,000-square-foot terrace can hold receptions of up to 2,000 attendees, offering spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. Construction on the facility began in September 2018 and continued throughout the pandemic.