Work Begins on Expo Center at Mohegan Sun
A/Z Corporation has begun work on the major expansion to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The $80 million convention-exposition center will have a total of 240,000 square feet. The official announcement was made on March 23, 2017 with a news conference at Mohegan Sun.
The new, exciting facility will be located next to the 400-room Earth Tower hotel which A/Z completed at the end of 2016. Its footprint will be the size of two football fields with 108,000 square feet of convention center space and a 132,000 square foot exposition center.
Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown told the crowd on hand “This new conference center will help solidify Mohegan Sun as not just the premier conventions destination, but the premier resort in the Northeast region. It will enable us to host some of the largest trade shows in the nation and take back some of the lost conventions that seek bigger venues in Boston and New York.”
A/Z President and CEO Perry Lorenz told reporters that this is the largest construction project underway in the region and it will employ hundreds of workers.
Construction has started and is scheduled to be completed in the Summer of 2018 in time for the third annual Barret-Jackson Northeast auto auction, which has come to be the Mohegan Sun’s largest event.
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