Improving the L.A. Convention Center
The Farmers Field proposal will revamp and enlarge the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). This dramatic improvement will make it one of the largest convention centers in the country, and L.A. one of the top destinations for a wide range of events. This means more jobs and money for our city.
Our plan is to update the convention halls and connect them to Farmers Field. This will make our convention center one of the top five in the country.
The Current LACC Has Fallen Behind Other Venues
- L.A. ranks 15th in the nation for convention center size. Many conventions won't even consider our city because the LACC is too small and has outdated electric and data connections.
- West Hall opened in 1971 and hasn't had a significant overhaul since 1993.
- In the last 15 years, 93% of venues around the country have had major investments in new infrastructure. L.A.'s West Hall is in the 7% that has not had any upgrades.
Improving the LACC — and Downtown L.A.
- The new Event Center would have a total of 1.7 million gross square feet, making it one of the five largest in the country.
- The plan includes remodeling Pico Hall
- Operations of the Event Center would generate $378 million annually to the L.A. economy.
- New Event Center & Farmers Field likely to stimulate the development of four to five new hotels.
- The space will attract an estimated 80 annual event days.
Building the Farmers Field has other benefits.