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OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction has begun on a new 279,000-square-foot building at State Fair Park as of MAPS 3.

Officials say the Expo Center will feature 201,000-square-feet of contiguous floor space among other amenities.

Once complete, the hall will be the largest event space in Oklahoma City.

“Just think about all the event possibilities this modern new building can host once it’s open,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “State Fair Park can host bigger and better events for residents to enjoy year round. It will also attract people from around the state and trade show vendors from around the country.”

The Expo Center’s modern design includes a 12,000-square-foot lobby, concession areas, a ticket space, commercial kitchen and parking for 2,173 cars.

“This is an exciting time for us here at State Fair Park as we begin construction on the new Expo Center,” said Timothy J. O’Toole, President & CEO of Oklahoma State Fair, Inc.

A combination of glass and translucent wall panels will create an open, light-filled entrance. The building was designed with maximum flexibility in mind.  The open floor plan will allow for a variety of configurations depending on the event’s specific needs including banquet facilities to serve more than 2,000.