Fredericksburg Expo Center gets new name
The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center is now the Fredericksburg Convention Center.
The Silber family, which oversees operations of the facility, changed the name “in an effort to reposition the venue as a multi-purpose destination and events center,” according to a news release.
A substantial renovation is planned, both inside and out. This will include upgrades to flooring, restrooms and carpeting in the 15,000-square-foot ballroom and conference rooms, and an exterior facelift. Work is expected to be completed by early September.
“The newly renamed Fredericksburg Convention Center allows us to reimagine and define how the space will be used for live events, conventions and conferences,” said Art Silber, whose family owns the Fredericksburg Nationals and oversees the Convention Center. “We want the Fredericksburg Convention Center to be a destination that brings people from the surrounding region and across the U.S. to Fredericksburg.”
The Fredericksburg City Council and Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority (EDA) agreed to provide a combined $750,000 over the next five years to assist with the project. That includes $500,000 from the City and a $250,000 loan from the EDA.
“The involvement and support of the City was essential to us being able to deliver a re-envisioned Convention Center that will foster growth at our facility, surrounding businesses and throughout Fredericksburg,” stated Seth Silber.
The Fredericksburg Convention Center is managed by OVG360, a leader in providing live content and operating entertainment and sports facilities.