The project will add about 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, almost doubling the existing space, which will be renovated. The roof will be replaced and upgrades will be made to the performing arts center and the grand ballroom. There will also be a new entrance wing to provide more special event and meeting rooms and an outdoor security plaza in front of the arena. This project is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.
“With more exhibit space we can attract more convention business to help support our local economy,” said Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “I’m excited for construction to get underway on this long-promised transformation of the Infinite Energy Center. Combined with the private development, Gwinnett’s downtown will be transformed into a major entertainment, shopping and dining venue.”