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by Michael C. Lowe | January 26, 2011

 Last Thursday, a $275 million expansion debuted at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, adding more than half a million square feet to the current convention space. The expansion features 254,000 square feet of exhibit space, 63,000 square feet of meeting rooms and 100,000 square feet of prefunction space; it will be attached to the existing Lucas Oil Stadium by an indoor, climate-controlled connector. In its entirety, the Indiana Convention Center now offers 566,600 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 71 meeting rooms totaling 113,302 square feet and three ballrooms totaling 62,173 square feet. The facility is connected via skywalks to 12 hotels with a total of 4,700 guest rooms.