Augusta Convention Center

About This Project

The Big Idea: Develop a convention center to augment Augusta’s conference center.
Time: 2 1/2 years to build.

Details: The Augusta Convention Center (formerly known as the Trade, Exhibit and Event [TEE] center) broke ground on June 16, 2010 and officially opened on January 1, 2013. This Center is bringing in millions of dollars to Augusta in direct visitor spending that would not have happened without the addition of this flat-floor and column-free space.

The Convention Center is an expansion to the city-owned conference center within Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites on Augusta’s Riverwalk that overlooks the Savannah River. The main floor is at street level on Reynolds Street and the second level lines up with the conference level of the Marriott, allowing guests to walk from the conference center down a hallway to the convention center.

Augusta voters approved funding for this Center.

In December 2010, the Augusta Commission approved adding two additional levels to the Convention Center Parking Deck increasing the number of available spaces from 450 to 650. The Parking Deck opened on 9/23/2011.

Progress: The Convention Center opened on 2/25/2013. This was a project recommended in The Westobou Vision, the 2009 Master Plan and is now complete.