Major Expansion Ahead for The Raleigh Convention Center

Main entrance of the RCC as people walk by.

The Raleigh Convention Center is growing! In the coming years, The Complex will welcome the following:

  • Expansion of the Raleigh Convention Center (2028) 
  • A brand new 550-room Omni Hotel (2027)
  • Relocation of Red Hat Amphitheater (2026)

For information on these developments, see below.

EXPANDING THE FUTURE OF LIVE EVENTS IN RALEIGH

EXPANSION

RCC To Grow By 300,000 Sq. Ft.

Designing is now underway for the $387.5 million expansion of the Raleigh Convention Center and relocation of Red Hat Amphitheater. The highly anticipated convention center expansion is anticipated to open in 2028 and will include approximately 80,000 square feet of flexible event space and 30 meeting rooms.

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RELOCATION

Red Hat Amphitheater To Get New Home and New Look

Red Hat Amphitheater will shift one block south to accommodate the expansion of its sister venue, the Raleigh Convention Center. Plans include a re-opening of the amphitheater for the 2026 spring season.

The 6,000 person amphitheater is a favorite of touring artists for its unique, intimate setting amongst the Downtown skyline.

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HOTEL

Omni Hotel To Bring 550 Rooms

Welcoming The Omni to Downtown Raleigh

OMNI Hotels and Resorts logo

The Omni Raleigh Hotel is anticipated to include 550 guest rooms and 55,000 square feet of meeting space, which will allow for larger events to take place downtown and support the growth of the Raleigh Convention Center expansion. The hotel will also feature several food and beverage outlets, a rooftop pool, a signature Mokara spa and a fitness center.

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CLIENT ADVISORY BOARD

CLIENT ADVISORY BOARD

The Raleigh Convention Center is in the process of forming a Client Advisory Board of industry experts to solicit feedback to influence and shape the future of the Raleigh Convention Center’s existing building and expansion.

 

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CAB BOARD MEMBERS

The Raleigh Convention Center is in the process of forming a Client Advisory Board of industry experts to solicit feedback to influence and shape the future of the Raleigh Convention Center’s existing building and expansion.

 

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Michael S. Broder
President, GalaxyCon, LLC
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Jon Curran
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Dawn Delventhal
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Sherry Fadool
Executive Director, Triangle Volleyball Club
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Caroline Griffin
Internal Event Planner, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
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Jamie Parreco
Director of Meetings, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions
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Marisa Roberge
Director of Global Conferences & Events, nCino
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Wendy-Jo Toyoma
Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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Megan VanDam
Director of Event Services, American Trucking Associations
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Nadine Vargas Stewart
President, NVS Events LLC
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Kris Wyatt
Marketing and Conference Director, North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association