Pueblo Convention Center Expansion & Professional Bull Riders Training Facility
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Owner: Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority
Lead Design Firm: DLR Group
General Contractor: H.W. Houston Construction LLC
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Engineer: Matrix Design Group
MEP Engineer: ME Engineers
Subcontractors: DS Masonry Inc.; Encon Construction LLC; Industrial Plumbing & Heating Co.; Montano Concrete Corp.; New Image Drywall LLC; Pueblo Electrics Inc.
Located along the historic Arkansas Riverwalk in downtown Pueblo, the expanded convention center is part of a citywide revitalization effort. The 52,000-sq-ft addition includes expanded exhibition and pre-function space. The exhibition hall can accommodate a wide range of events. Additional spaces include a new public plaza for special events, large outdoor gatherings and concerts. A semi-private covered area connects the public plaza and the building, creating an intimate setting for outdoor cocktail events.
The addition also houses the Professional Bull Riders Sport Performance Center, which offers a full rehabilitation and recovery center, including cryotherapy and a wet room, video review room, mind and vision training, yoga and more.