Atlantic City Upgrades

Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall and Convention Center are scheduled to receive $110 million in upgrades through a bond offering being sold by the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Improvements to Boardwalk Hall will include upgrades to electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems, roof repairs, new floors and painting, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
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Officials are also considering whether to convert the hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom into a venue that could host concerts and boxing matches, though that would apparently necessitate upgrades to the ballroom’s electrical and lighting systems. Meanwhile at the convention center, the CRDA is examining whether creating new entryways and converting existing space could make the facility more appealing for conventions and trade shows, the paper noted.

The authority is expected to take over operations at the buildings following the sale.

They were previously controlled by the by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

Funds from the bond sale will also be used to help settle a long-running lawsuit over using historic tax credits to cover renovations for the Boardwalk Hall.