Capital Improvement Plan

Our commitment to New Orleans goes beyond putting on great events. On this page, you will see the steps we have taken to creating a brand new neighborhood at the end of Convention Center Boulevard, as well as the improvements and renovations we have made to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as a part of our industry-first Capital Improvement Plan. We will update this page as major projects get completed. Check back to stay in the know!

In Progress – Meeting Room, Lobby, and Pre-Function Area Renovations

Soon, visitors to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will step into re-imagined common areas that are anything but common! We are planning many improvements to the lobbies, pre-function areas, and meeting rooms that will not only provide plenty of local flair, but also feature useful technological advances that will leave our guests saying WOW!

COST: $90,000,000

COMPLETION DATE: December 1, 2025

In Progress – Convention Center Roof Repair & Replacement

The Convention Center roof measures over 1.9M square feet, making it one of the largest roofs in the city. It diverts more than 90% of rainwater that falls on it directly into the Mississippi River, reducing strain on New Orleans’ drainage system. The new roof system is designed to better reflect heat, and added insulation will contribute to increased energy savings — both of which are goals in keeping with the Convention Center’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification status.

COST: $37,000,000