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by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 20, 2012

The Henry B. Gonzalez convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, will undergo a $325 million expansion. Contiguous exhibit space will grow to more than 500,000 square feet and more breakout space will be added, including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom. The facility will remain open during the construction, which will be completed by mid-2016. At that time, the oldest part of the convention center will be demolished to make way for a mixed-use urban park, part of the redevelopment of the city's Hemisfair Park. Currently, the facility offers more than 440,000 square feet of exhibit space, 192,000 square feet of meeting space, three ballrooms and the adjacent 2,400-seat Lila Cockerel Theatre.