LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After two years and $200 million, downtown Louisville's convention center is back.
The "new" Kentucky International Convention Center sits on the footprint of the old convention center but offers 50,000 additional square feet of exhibition space.
Gone are the dark hallways and dated designs, replaced by wide open concourses and floor to ceiling windows. Also in place is a new high efficiency HVAC system and high-capacity Wi-Fi.
The KICC is already a hot ticket with 112 events on the books between now and 2024, 84 of them are conventions with an estimated economic impact of $246 million.
The first convention is scheduled to start on Wednesday.