The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center celebrates the completion of a $100 million dollar expansion and renovation of the facility on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The project commenced in June 2015 and we are now excited to invite the public to visit this spectacular modern state of the art facility.
The Charleston Civic Center / Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center also celebrates its 60th anniversary. This public assembly facility has significantly improved the lives of citizens throughout southern West Virginia by providing opportunity for entertainment, education and enlightenment. The Civic Center hosts approximately 1 million visitors each year to all sorts of meetings, banquets, theatrical presentations, concerts and sporting events.
The Civic Center was first opened in 1958. It was expanded in 1965, the coliseum was added in 1980, and expanded again in 2000. The facility is truly the “Center of it All.” Most things of importance in southern West Virginia happen at the State Capitol or the Charleston Civic Center. The facility impacts the quality of life for citizens of our region. The new facility will insure these opportunities remain and allow the local economy to be further advanced by attracting an increasing number of meetings to Charleston.
We are proud to unveil renovations, upgrades and new additions to include spacious glass lobbies, a new 25,000 square foot ballroom, 15,000 square feet of new meeting room spaces, renovated lobbies and exhibit spaces. A new 8,000 square foot atrium overlooks the Elk River and a new park along the River allows us to utilize one of Charleston’s valuable resources.
The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center design reﬂects the Mountain State’s rugged landscape and rich natural resources. A collection of art works will allow patrons to experience the culture and traditions of our community.
We invite our community to come visit this spectacular new facility. The meeting rooms and exhibit halls along with the technology incorporated in the facility is “state of the art.”