FAST FACTS

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Expansion and Headquarters Hotel

Broward County Convention Center

 

Now Open                 

  • 800,000 total sq. ft.
  • 350,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space
  • 2 ballrooms

2025 Completion      

  • 1.2 million total sq. ft.
  • $600 million cost for convention center
  • $1.1 billion total project cost
  • Increase of 600,000 sq. ft. from original convention center footprint
  • 4 ballrooms, including 65,000 sq. ft. waterfront ballroom
  • 50 breakout rooms
  • 215,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • 220,000 sq. ft. of flexible space
  • 5-acre waterfront plaza
  • 800-room headquarters hotel including additional 75,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • 1,000 new jobs created
  • $200 million annual local economic impact

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About Greater Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts an average year-round temperature of 77˚F and has 3,000+ hours of annual sunshine and is known as the Venice of America and Yachting Capital of the World. Explore 4,000+ eateries, 300+ miles of navigable waterways, eight distinct beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, craft breweries, rooftop bars, diving, fishing and other outdoor adventures, world-class shopping and boats, yachts and superyachts moored at the area’s many marinas – all conveniently located in the center of South Florida. Made of up 31 municipalities, the destination boasts more than 37,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury resorts and boutique properties, reflecting a cosmopolitan vibe. Upon arrival at FLL Airport (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport), it is just five minutes to the beach, Port Everglades, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and downtown. Find trip planning inspiration at visitlauderdale.com and follow @VisitLauderdale on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.  

About Visit Lauderdale

Visit Lauderdale is the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale and serves as the tourism department for Broward County, Florida. Visit Lauderdale promotes the area’s 31 municipalities to a global audience of leisure and business travelers as the ideal place for Everyone Under the Sun in recognition of the area’s diverse and welcoming vibe, and books conventions into the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Find more information at visitlauderdale.com  and follow @VisitLauderdale on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.  

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

JoNell Modys

Visit Lauderdale

jmodys@broward.org

954-614-6945

 

Ivonne MacMillan

Visit Lauderdale

imacmillan@broward.org

954-767-2408

 

Sarah Caro

Aqua Marketing & Communications

sarah@welcometoaqua.com

863-599-0109