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ALBANY -— The new downtown convention center will open March 22 next year with a statewide social studies convention, officials announced Monday. So far, the Albany Capital Center, the 80,000-square-foot convention hall rising off Eagle Street, has booked five events, with 92 others in the pipeline, said Bob Belber, regional general manager for SMG, the company that manages the new facility and county-owned Times Union Center... Click here to read the full artcile from the [...]

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Albany, NY – The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA), at its monthly board meeting, announced the completion date for the Albany Capital Center and the facility operator, SMG, presented the first event booking, a list of future business, and the preferred vendor selections.   The completion date of the Capital Center is slated for March 22, 2017, and with that commitment SMG has booked a number of events and secured partnerships with various preferred vendors. SMG is thrilled [...]

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ALBANY - The Albany Convention Center has its first customers. The complex, which will be called the "Albany Capital Center," is set to open March 22, 2017. That's the big news out of the Albany Convention Center Authority's board meeting Monday morning... Click here to view the full story from WNYT:

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ALBANY — Four New York firms won nearly $21 million in contracts on Friday to continue the construction of the downtown convention center. The largest contract, $12.04 million, went to Albany-based Sano-Rubin Construction Services for general trades work on the $66.5 million project off Eagle Street, including the exterior walls, ceilings, dry wall work and painting... Click here to read the full story from the Times Union:

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For anyone who’s been to downtown Albany recently, you've probably noticed a great big hole in the ground behind the Times Union Center. For anyone else who either works or lives near that site, there's a good chance you've enduring a whole lot of banging and clanging and noise. What you have encountered is the brand new Albany Convention Center under construction.... Click here to view the full story from WNYT:

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