The countdown is on for the opening of the new St. John’s Convention Centre


November 18, 2014
Three weeks ago the St. John’s Convention Centre hosted its last event and the Centre’s keys were handed over to the contractor. The much awaited expanded Convention Centre is soon to be a reality.

The project is really coming along. The contractors tell us the project is on target for completion December, 2015 and it sure looks that way. The windows are being installed – always a good sign!

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The next phase is to join the new and old building. “I am so delighted to have reached this stage of the construction project on schedule”, said Sheena McCrate, CEO of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. This $60 million expansion will double the capacity of the Convention Centre, expand westward and create a direct link to the St. John’s Delta Hotel, giving 100,000 square feet under one roof. With 47,000 square feet of new divisible meeting space; even more people can come to share in the magic of St. John’s. “We have a number of clients confirmed for 2016 and beyond. We can’t wait to show off our brand new facility. ”

2015 will still see plenty of conventions and events but they will be held at the larger hotels. Reach out to a member of the Destination St. John’s sales team if you are looking to book a convention or event in St. John’s. http://destinationstjohns.com/contact/.

Take a virtual tour of the new St. John’s Convention Centre.

Destination St. John’s is a private sector company operating under the direction of a Board of Directors on behalf of its partners. It is first and foremost a sales and marketing organization; selling member’s products, services and experiences to the world. It currently targets major meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT); sport and cultural events, leisure travel and group tours.
For more information contact:

Rhonda Hutton,
Director of Marketing
Destination St. John’s
709-739-8876
rhutton@destinationstjohns.com