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Mohegan Sun convention center a 'go'

Mar 28, 2017 3:00 AM

The Mohegan Tribe has confirmed it is proceeding with construction of an $80 million convention center at its flagship property in southeastern Connecticut.

Tribal officials say the project is scheduled for completion by next summer and will link Mohegan Sun’s Winter Garage, Earth Casino and Earth Tower, the $130 million hotel that opened last November.

The Mohegan Sun Expo Center plans call for 131,000 square feet of exhibition space and now will be able to better accommodate the annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast collector car auction, which Mohegan Sun hosted for the first time last year. This year’s event, again slated for the resort-casino, will be held June 21-24.

The new Expo Center is to include a ballroom and 240,000 square feet of meeting space.