Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas has unveiled plans to expand its convention center to more than 2 million square feet. Plans include the addition of 350,000 square feet of exhibit space to the existing 1.7 million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center as well as underground parking and more carpeted ballroom space.

“Several long-standing customers approached us with a need for additional space to grow their business; they looked to us to be a solution provider, and we went to work,” said Chuck Bowling, president and COO of Mandalay Bay. “In addition to enabling our current clients to develop larger events, the additional space and new flexibility will allow us to attract new business to Las Vegas. We believe this investment will increase visitation to Las Vegas, driving incremental business to MGM Resorts’ portfolio and the city overall.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in late fall 2014 with new exhibit space available beginning in August 2015. All spaces are scheduled to be completed in January 2016.