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Press Room

We welcome press inquiries on our facility and the events we host. Please send press-related questions to newsroom@wscc.com or call Linda Willanger, VP Administrative Services, at (206) 694-5107.

04.01.21

Washington State Convention Center Summit Building Secures Final Funding to Complete Project

SEATTLE – April 1, 2021 – The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), which has been in the midst of a coronavirus-induced financing crisis, confirmed today the sale of about $342 million in municipal bonds to close the financing gap and enable completion of the Addition project.

03.31.21

Washington State Convention Center Addition Secures Financing, Construction Continues with Planned 2022 Completion

SEATTLE – March 31, 2021 – The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), which has been in the midst of a coronavirus-induced financing crisis, confirmed today the sale of about $342 million in municipal bonds to close the financing gap and enable completion of the Addition project.

09.28.20

Washington State Convention Center to Reopen in Phases 2 and 3

SEATTLE ­­– The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) can reopen for business following Governor Inslee’s modifications to the state’s Phase 2 and Phase 3 restrictions around business meetings, professional development training and testing, and similar activities, effective September 21, 2020.

09.04.20

Major Seattle Thoroughfare, Olive Way, Realigned as Convention Center Addition Project Reaches New Milestone

Major Seattle Thoroughfare, Olive Way, Realigned as Convention Center Addition Project Reaches
New Milestone

Traffic lanes returning after almost two years of reroute for WSCC Addition project construction

07.31.20

Washington State Convention Center Releases “Safety First Overview”

Seattle – In response to COVID-19 and in preparation for the return of in-person events, the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has released a Safety First Overview, which outlines the guidelines, precautionary measures, and requirements to be followed by everyone who enters WSCC

07.30.20

Washington State Convention Center Completes $40 Million in Investments for Affordable Housing in Seattle

SEATTLE – July 30, 2020 – Families and individuals in need of safe, stable housing in the region received a boost in July as the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project completed delivery of nearly $40 million to support affordable housing.

07.07.20

WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER COMMITS TO GBAC STAR™ FACILITY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

Seattle ­­– The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has announced its commitment to achieve the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations.

02.05.20

SMART CITY NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR WSCC

Seattle - Smart City Networks, the nation’s leading provider of telecommunications services for the convention industry, has finalized a contract extension with the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) to provide extensive technology upgrades as a part of their multi-million-dollar renova