The cost of a Las Vegas Convention Center expansion is nearing $1 billion, after the government board that oversees the project added more than $45 million to the budget. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday approved increasing the contractor’s guaranteed maximum price to $980.3 million to assure it’ll be finished in time for the annual CES gadget show in January 2021. The new contract also approves upgraded features for the three-story, 1.4 million-square-foot building.
A pedestrian bridge and underground people-mover will link it with the existing single-story convention center that’s among the largest in the U.S. The new building will have 600,000-square-feet of exhibit space, a food court, conference rooms and a rooftop patio with Las Vegas Strip views.