Kentucky International Convention Center Reopens

08/06/2018 01:21 PM

The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) held a grand opening ceremony on Monday morning in Louisville

State dignitaries attended the event, which marked the end of the two-year, $207 million renovation and expansion project.

The project added more than 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, increasing the total space of the convention center to over 900,000 square feet.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Center Secretary Don Parkinson discussed the impact the newly renovated and expanded KICC will have on the state of Kentucky:

KICC has contracts signed for 112 events through the year 2024.

The first event in the newly updated KICC will take place this week, as the University Bible Fellowship will hold an event from Aug. 8 through Aug. 15, according to KICC’s web site.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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