Complacency isn’t the Pueblo Convention Center’s thing.
Less than 20 years after construction was completed in 1997 on the 54,000-square-foot events venue, Pueblo leaders have led a charge to build a $23.4 million expansion that will nearly double its size, adding a 28,000-square-foot exhibit hall, an 18,000-square-foot sports performance center anchored by the Professional Bull Riders, a 500-space parking garage and a pedestrian “sky bridge.”
The Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority voted unanimously in March to fund the project and subsequently issued a Request for Proposals seeking a design-build team for the expansion. Those amenities would add to the already accommodating facility, which currently houses 21,000 square feet of meeting space, an exhibit hall, a ballroom and lounge areas. The building, which is operated by Pennsylvania-based event venue management firm Spectra (owned by Comcast through its subsidiary Comcast Spectacor), is Pueblo’s preeminent location for business meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows and even weddings.
In response to the organization’s winning the CSBJ’s Best in Business award, Pueblo Convention Center Spokesperson Joe Gonzales said, “We sincerely thank the Colorado Springs Business Journal for the nomination, and everyone who voted for us. The Pueblo Convention Center is very proud and humble to receive this award. The staff of the Pueblo Convention Center is challenged every day to think outside of the box and exceed expectations. This award provides an arrow, showing our staff we are headed in the right direction.”
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