Las Vegas Convention Center Rent Rates To Increase

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), a multibillion venue with a 70-year history and one of the world’s largest event spaces, is set to increase its rent rates.

This decision is is expected to generate an additional $5 million in yearly revenue for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) by 2030. It was authorized this week by the Authority at a general meeting.

Starting from January 1, 2026, the LVCVA will implement a penny-per-year increase in the rent rates through to 2030. At present, the LVCVA charges 35 cents per square foot for each exhibit day. This rate will see an increment to 36 cents come January 1, 2026, and is projected to reach 40 cents per square foot by January 1, 2030.

These rate changes coincide with the ongoing $600 million renovation of the convention center’s North, Central, and South halls, which is set to complete in 2025.

The LVCVA, led by CEO Steve Hill, has recently overseen a boom in Las Vegas visitors, with record numbers of people flying through the city’s Harry Reid International Airport each month.

LVCVA’s Earnings and Client Communication

Despite the rent increase, the Authority says Las Vegas’ rates will remain more competitive than most major convention centers across the U.S.

A report presented at the meeting highlighted that the Convention Center’s lease rates hadn’t been adjusted in line with inflationary trends over previous years. It also said that appropriate lease rates are crucial for the construction, renovation, and operation of a top-tier convention facility.

The LVCVA has been renting out exhibition halls, meeting rooms, concourses, lobby spaces, and even parking lots to a variety of trade shows, conventions, and meetings for more than 50 years.

In the fiscal year 2023, the Authority took in $67 million from renting out these spaces.

This figure includes $35.6 million generated from exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and parking lot grounds. The remaining revenue was sourced from paid parking fees, food and beverage sales, data services, contractor services, and advertising. The LVCVA’s convention sales team has already informed many of its major customers about the impending rate changes.

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Additional Developments

At the meeting LVCVA President and CEO Hill also updated board members on the ongoing sale of a 10-acre plot on the edge of the Convention Center site.

Previously occupied by the Riviera, developers Brett Torino of Las Vegas and New York’s Paul Kanavos are in the process of buying the land for $125 million.

Hill elaborated on challenges related to the fill dirt beneath the ground where the Riviera was imploded. This makes it unsuitable for the as-yet unrevealed project, according to Hill. The LVCVA is working with the potential buyers and construction firms on the problem, aiming to have a solution ready before the end of the year.

The Las Vegas Convention Center, with its 2.5 million-square-foot facility, has been a cornerstone for large-scale events in Sin City for decades.

Owned and operated by the LVCVA, a state agency established in 1955, the center has been pivotal in promoting Las Vegas as more than just a prime gambling destination. The LVCVA not only benefits from the hotel room occupancy tax levied on rooms within Clark County, but also from operating the Convention Center.

Earlier in 2023, the LVCVA voted for a significant pay rise for Hill, after record visitors to Nevada casino venues and Las Vegas throughout the year.

As well as a huge uptick in visitors, Sin City is also looking forward to hosting the Las Vegas Grand Prix in November. In February 2024, it will also welcome Super Bowl LVIII to the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium.

Top Shows, Activities, and Events in Las Vegas this Summer

With Memorial Day behind us, it’s time for summer in Las Vegas! With dozens of casinos, nightclubs, music venues and pool parties to check out, there’s something for everyone in Neon City. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an all-time Vegas veteran, new and exciting events are around every corner in the city. Read on for your comprehensive guide to Las Vegas summer events.


Circa Stadium Swim®


During the peak of Las Vegas pool party season, you can combat the summer heat at Stadium Swim, which will have a summer full of sports events to enjoy poolside all season long. Bonus: Guests staying at Golden Gate have complimentary access to Stadium Swim.

On August 25th, you can catch The Knocks DJ set, an After Dark summer concert hosted by Stadium Swim and We The Beat. The lineup will include The Knocks and local artists like Dos Lonely Boys, Z, and Evan Durant B2B Parra. Don’t miss out on the silent disco in the Owner’s Suites, a photo booth, tastings from Casamigos Tequila and Cointreau Liqueur, and shopping opportunities from Jobee Swimwear! It’ll be a Las Vegas pool party for the books. Tickets are $15 pre-purchased, day-of tickets will be $20, and hotel guests staying at Golden Gate, Circa, or the D on August 25 can get in for free by showing their room key.


Free Live Music in Las Vegas


Live music at the top of your summer experiences list? Head down to the Fremont Street Experience! Thanks to partnerships with the casinos, this concert series is FREE of charge all season long. With a summer full of incredible free concerts this season, here are a few of the can’t-miss shows of the summer!


Girlfriends at Las Vegas Summer Festival


Las Vegas Summer Festivals


With the summer season, comes the festival season! From beer and brats to electronic music and comedy, check out the best festivals Las Vegas has to offer.


Big Dog’s Summerfest Beer & Reggae Party

Saturday, July 22

Looking for island vibes? Look no further than Big Dog’s Summerfest! Featuring more than 45 craft beers, food trucks, raffles, and giveaways, this event is a summer classic. Hosting four beer festivals per year, this July gathering is a special celebration of light beer and reggae music. No tickets are required, but your appetite is!


Exodus Festival

June 29 – July 4, July 27-31, August 31 – September 4

This summer, the city will come alive with the sounds of world-famous DJs! This annual festival is a must-attend event for music lovers and those seeking an epic party experience. With multiple venues hosting exclusive events, you’ll have the opportunity to dance the night away at some of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas. From pool parties to rooftop extravaganzas, this festival offers a diverse lineup of shows that cater to all music tastes and preferences. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this legendary summer celebration.


Fully Loaded Comedy Special

Wednesday, July 12

Prepare to laugh your heart out in the entertainment capital of the world as the Fully Loaded Comedy Festival takes center stage at the iconic T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. From the comedic brilliance of Stavros Halkias, Andrew Santino, Lewis Black, and Big Jay Oakerson, to the side-splitting humor of Ralph Barbosa, the stage will be packed with comedic talent. The doors open at 7 pm, and this is a comedy show you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets now and secure your spot for an evening filled with laughter, entertainment, and unforgettable comedic moments.


Woman at Legacy Club Rooftop Bar Event in Summer


Legacy Club Events


No Las Vegas summer is complete without a visit to the Legacy Club! Located 60 floors above the city at the Circa Resort & Casino, this exclusive spot is a can’t-miss for epic parties and live music on Fridays.

Looking for a white-hot American summer? Book your tickets for Legacy en Blanc on Friday, June 23! Starting at 7 pm, guests can sip blanc-inspired cocktails at the open bar, sample delicious appetizers, and listen to world-class live music as the sun sets. Don’t forget to pack your best all-white cocktail attire!

For visitors celebrating Independence Day in Vegas, check out Legacy Club’s event, Star Spangled Glamour. Slated for Tuesday, July 4, revelers can expect patriotic themed cocktails and bites, stunning red, white and blue decor, and amazing live music. Get ready to watch fireworks burst overhead while you and your friends dance the night away.

The Gatsby: A Speakeasy in the Sky on Friday, August 4 will be one for the ages. Dress yourself in a glamorous 1920s outfit and swing the night away with a live band, costume party packs,  an open bar with specialty cocktails, prohibition-inspired hors d’oeuvres, and décor to transform the evening into the most grandiose event.


Fremont Street Experience


After enjoying some Las Vegas summer events, make sure you take in all Downtown Las Vegas has to offer. Thrill seekers will love the Zilla-Zilla and Super-Hero Zoom ziplines, towering up to 11 stories above the Fremont Street Experience! If adrenaline isn’t your thing, never fear! Grab a classic frozen yard drink at OneBar, then head to one of the world-class casinos to play table games, slots, and more in style.

We recommend heading to Golden Gate Hotel & Casino to experience a bit of Vegas history, the D to drink at one of the longest bars in Nevada, or staying in luxury at Circa Las Vegas for a bit of luxury and glamor.


Las Vegas in the summer is full of endless possibilities. Whether you’re seeking incredible parties, top-notch live music, thrilling adventures, or unforgettable casino experiences, this city has it all and more. So, pack your summer essentials, bring your sense of adventure, book your room at Golden Gate Las Vegas, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. The stage is set, the lights are on, and the city is waiting for your best summer yet!