New Convention Center on schedule, under budget

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

by Justin Tinder

VeloCityOKC

As Oklahoma City prepares to roll out the red carpet and welcome larger business and event groups than ever before, city officials will look to have the keys to the new expansive Oklahoma City Convention Center by year’s end.

David Todd, MAPS Program Manager, said the project continues to go well and remains under budget. Contractors have to reach “substantial completion” by Oct. 7 before handing over keys to city officials.

“It’s a beautiful building. It’s no longer a square, brown, windowless box. We’re excited to be reaching the end,” Todd said. “This is the largest single construction project in OKC’s history–bigger than the Bricktown Ballpark and Chesapeake Arena combined.”

The $288 million project began in June 2018 along the east side of Robinson Boulevard, between SW Fourth and SW Seventh streets, across from the 70-acre Scissortail Park. The site is also next to the 605-room Omni hotel where construction continues on schedule before its planned opening early next year.

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