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The progress of the Wisconsin Center expansion project is moving forward thanks to numerous partners and contractors, bringing us closer to our grand opening in 2024.

News / Updates


Click the link below to hear from project leaders, view press releases, and read more from regional and local news outlets.



View our photo gallery to see the progress of the Wisconsin Center expansion.

Live Feed


To see live footage of the progress on the construction site, click the link below.

Project Overview

The $420 million Wisconsin Center expansion will bring the exposition hall to 300,000 contiguous square feet; add 24 new meeting rooms; include no fewer than 400 indoor parking spaces; add 6 loading docks; add an executive kitchen; and feature a spectacular fourth-floor ballroom with space for a minimum of 2,000 for a seated dinner. The groundbreaking was held on October 28, 2021, with an anticipated opening in May 2024. The expansion project includes a comprehensive economic inclusion plan by committing to 25 percent minority-owned businesses, five percent women-owned businesses, and one percent disabled veteran-owned businesses. Plus a residents-preferred program of 40 percent, meaning at least $40 million of the $100 million in anticipated construction wages will be earned by residents of the City of Milwaukee. Upon opening, the expanded Wisconsin Center is projected to support 2,300 full-time equivalent jobs throughout the state of Wisconsin.

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See the Expansion
in 3D

Watch the Wisconsin Center expansion’s virtual fly-through.

Groundbreaking -
October 28, 2021

A formal groundbreaking of the Wisconsin Center expansion took place in Q4 of 2021.

Drone Footage -
May 2022

Construction for the Wisconsin Center expansion is well underway.

Tower Crane Footage -July 2022

The tower crane is up and doing some heavy lifting.

Expansion Facts

Click here to see the expansion by numbers


Download renderings here

How to Submit a Bid

Vendors, Suppliers, Subcontractors, Professional Service Firms must register their entities to receive information on project updates and procurement opportunities.
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