Construction is underway on the $80 million Mohegan Sun Expo Center in Uncasville, Conn. Opening in summer 2018, the new building will be next to Mohegan Sun's newest hotel, the 400-room Earth Tower, and will bring the resort's flexible meeting space to more than 275,000 square feet.
"This new conference center will help solidify Mohegan Sun as not just the premier conventions destination, but the premier resort in the Northeast region," says Mohegan tribal chairman Kevin Brown. "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."
The Mohegan Sun Expo Center will include 131,000 square feet of meeting space, with a 21,412-square-foot ballroom and more than 3,000 square feet of prefunction space; eight meeting rooms ranging from 360 square feet to 675 square feet; a 1,263 square-foot boardroom with 230 square feet of prefunction space and its own outdoor terrace; 3,600 square feet of outdoor space, including a large wrap-around terrace; and a 5,361-square-foot kitchen. The Mohegan Sun Expo Center will be column-free.
Mohegan Sun is home to three casinos, 1,600 hotel rooms, two spas, a golf course, and more than 80 shops, restaurants and bars, as well as three entertainment venues, including a 10,000-seat arena.