Governor Walker, Mayor Schmitt and KI CEO Dick Resch to Break Ground for KI Convention Center Expansion

Governor Walker, Mayor Schmitt and KI CEO Dick Resch will join local officials and business leaders in partaking in the groundbreaking for the $23 million – 70,200 foot addition to the west side of the KI Convention Center.  The State of Wisconsin and KI are each committing $2 million to the project.

“Green Bay will be able to attract and host larger conventions from across the country with the expanded Center”, Mayor Schmitt stated. “This expansion will be an economic driver for Green Bay, and we are very excited to get underway with this project.”

The expansion will be elevated over Adams Street and the Clarion Hotel parking lot.  The Clarion Hotel will be connected to the facility and become the west end anchor hotel.  The existing convention center is connected to the Hyatt on Main hotel.

The project is expected to be completed and open by spring of 2015.  The expanded center will include a 24,500 square foot ballroom, three additional meeting rooms of 5,330 square feet.  The expansion will provide 30,700 square feet of new meeting space.

WHAT:

Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHO:

Governor Scott Walker
Mayor Jim Schmitt
Mr. Dick Resch – KI CEO
State and Local Elected Officials
Green Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

WHERE:

KI Convention Center Rotunda
333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI

WHEN:

Thursday – December 5, 2013
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.