Transforming Louisville and the Kentucky International Convention Center

LOUISVILLE KY, Aug. 16, 2016: The Kentucky State Fair Board and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the closure of the Kentucky International Convention Center for $207 million dollar renovations.

The renovations and expansion will include the exhibit hall, ballroom and hotel rooms. According to the Louisville CVB, “studies show that with the additional convention space along with more than 1500 new hotel rooms can attract up to 25 percent more convention business when completed in summer, 2018.”

Along with the KICC project, Louisville is investing $1 Billion in projects to transform Louisville. The projects includes the KICC expansion, a new 600-room Omni Louisville Hotel, more bourbon distilleries and attractions and other investments.

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KICC Exterior KICC Interior

Photos are renderings of the upgraded Kentucky International Convention Center

Photos courtesy of the Kentucky State Fair Board

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