by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 31, 2018
The new Earth Expo & Convention Center has debuted at Mohegan Sun, the casino resort in Uncasville, Conn. The $80 million expansion, which brings the property's total to more than 275,000 square feet of meeting space, is next to the property's Winter Parking Garage and adjacent to the Earth Tower guest rooms. The facility's first major event will be the third annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction of collector cars, June 20-23, 2018.
 
"While we have hosted many openings in our 22-year history, today's [opening] is equally, if not more important, as it symbolizes our commitment and dedication to our flagship property, our employees, southeastern Connecticut and the state as a whole," said Kevin "Red Eagle" Brown, the Mohegan Tribal Chairman, during the opening ceremonies.
 
The new facility offers the 125,000-square-foot, column-free Earth Expo Center, and the 20,000-square-foot Earth Ballroom, both with ample prefunction space and natural light. The 15 meeting rooms include a 1,263-square-foot executive boardroom with a private outdoor terrace. Enhancing the center are a 5,360-square-foot kitchen, state-of-the-art technology and free WiFi.
 
"Our striking new Earth Expo & Convention Center cements Mohegan Sun as New England's premier destination for conventions, meetings and corporate events, and further solidifies ourselves as the leading, most all-encompassing resort in the region," said John Washko, vice president of exposition and convention sales at Mohegan Sun. "The large size and scope of the new exposition center expands Mohegan Sun's trade show offerings with increased capacity for guests."
 
The new center is a companion to Mohegan Sun's Sky Convention Center, which features the 38,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom, 14,000 square feet of prefunction space and 30 meeting rooms, accommodating up to 5,300 people. The property also has 1,600 guest rooms in the Sky and Earth Towers, 45 culinary options, more than 35 retail shops, three night clubs, two Mandara Spa locations, the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, the 400-seat Cabaret Theater, the 350-seat Wolf Den music venue, the 260-seat COMIX Comedy Club, the 18-hole Mohegan Sun Golf Club, and three casinos.