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Riviera to be demolished for massive LVCVA expansion

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors unanimously approved on Friday to purchase the Riviera hotel-casino as part of a massive expansion effort.

Further details about a timeline of events were not immediately available.

The two-phase project would take anywhere between 5 to 8 years to complete and would create the $2.3 billion Las Vegas Global Business District.

LVCVA says it's the largest project of its kind since the convention center was built in the 1950s.

The first phase would include 750,000 square feet of new exhibit space and an additional 187,500 square feet of supporting meeting space. The second phase would include a remodel of the existing convention center "and includes 100,000 square feet general session space and another 100,000 square feet of meeting space," a release said.

Once complete, the expansion and renovation would expand from 3.2 million square feet to nearly 5.7 million square feet.

More than 6,000 construction jobs are expected to be created for the project, while also bringing a permanent job force of 6,000 once completed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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