Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

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The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center includes a new 80,000 square foot column free multipurpose room and outdoor rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the city skyline and mountains.  The project will be the largest ballroom in Colorado and expand one of the largest buildings in Denver.  On the ground floor, there will be lobby renovations and seamless integration with the existing building, while offering attendees safe and easy access to an additional 150,000 square feet of meeting space, 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 5,000 seat Bellco Theatre. 

The improvements will serve the needs of modern day convention-goers and differentiate the facility from others, ensuring it remains an attractive and global competitor. When complete, the expansion will generate an additional $85 million in annual economic impact. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2023, while ensuring it can continue to operate during construction.

Conceptual Drawings of the Expansion

D Lobby Looking North at Exhibit Level

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - D Lobby looking north

D Lobby Overlook From West Prefunction

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - D Lobby overlook

Public Corridor at Multi-function Space

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - Public corridor looking east at multi-function space

Multi-function Space Looking North

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - Multi-function space looking east

Terrace Looking West

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - Terrace looking west

Hospitality Suite Looking West

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - Hospitality suite looking west

Construction Timeline

Schedule subject to change. Updated as of April 2021.



CCC-XP Construction Timeline - View Full Size(PDF, 66KB)

Project Features

Highlights of this project include:

  • Rooftop expansion connecting new Ballroom and Pre-function spaces to landscaped outdoor areas with a birds-eye view of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.
  • Technology improvements and inviting networking spaces that position the CCC as the industry leader.
  • Seamless integration with the existing building while offering attendees safe and easy access to CCC and Bellco Theatre events.

Project Benefits

The design and construction of the expansion project is projected to:

  • Create or support 2,691 jobs, including skilled trades and apprenticeships that will offer training opportunities for Denver residents currently out of work.
  • Generate $195M in labor income
  • Generate $475M in anticipated sales
  • Add approximately $4B to the Gross Regional Product (GRP). GRP is the regional version of the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and is the single most useful and comprehensive metric for measuring economic impact.

Project Dashboard

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Design and Construction Process December 2021 project dashboard graphic for Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project  

Training and Job Opportunities

Whether you're starting a career in construction or advancing in the industry, we hope you find your place on the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project.

Additionally, CCC-XP is partnering with WORKNOW, a local platform that provides training, coaching and placement assistance, as well as family support services like childcare or the purchase of construction equipment and tools.

Get connected to WORKNOW here:

  • WORKNOW Interest Form (English y Espanol)
  • WORKNOW Phone Number: 303-352-6019
  • Spread the word! Tell friends and family about WORKNOW with this printable information flyer (English and Spanish)

Important Dates

Bid Package 6 – Signage, Window Coverings, Building Specialties, Site Concrete, Landscaping and Irrigation, Final Clean

Bid Solicitation Issued to Community in Building Connected: 2/4/22

Pre-Bid Meeting for BP 6 (virtual): 2/17/22 at 9 am – Register HERE

Bid Package 6 RFI’s Due: 3/1/22 by 12 pm

Bid Package 6 Bids Due: 3/11/22 by 5 pm