Utah Valley Convention Center to Open

Hard-hat tours available to members of the travel industry By: Janet Martin
The Utah Valley Convention Center will be a LEED Silver-certified property. // © 2012 Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Utah Valley Convention Center will be a LEED Silver-certified property. // © 2012 Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
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After months of construction, the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah, will be opening its doors for hard-hat tours, providing groups and organizations an exclusive view of the 83,578-square-foot meeting space before its opening this spring. Tour participants will visit all three floors of the LEED Silver-certified convention center, including the 19,620-square-foot exhibit hall, 16,894-square-foot ballroom, 9,563-square-foot meeting space, 663-square-foot boardroom and 5,553-square-foot rooftop garden. Those touring will also learn about free event planning resources available through the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (UVCVB). 

Gary J. Anderson, commission chairman for Utah County, believes that the convention center will bring $18 million of economic development per year to Provo’s downtown community. President and CEO of the UVCVB, Joel Racker, shares Anderson’s optimism, hoping the Utah Valley Convention Center will attract meeting planners and event coordinators. 

The Utah Valley Convention Center is located on 220 West Center Street in Provo, within walking distance of 39 restaurants and four miles from the Provo Municipal Airport. It is located 45 miles south of the Salt Lake City International Airport. 

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