The Tucson Convention Center (TCC) received a Common Ground Award on May 14 for construction/renovation work at the complex.
Presented by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, the award recognizes community leaders, projects, and programs that have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to complex challenges in creative ways.
The TCC thrives to support the arts, sports, conventions, and events downtown. However, the facilities at the complex had outdated technology, insufficient parking, and lacked appropriate meeting space and nearby hotels. With the help of Rio Nuevo in renovating the Tucson Arena in 2016 and its 2019 investment of $65 million in the TCC, the facility now has the Tucson Roadrunners hockey team and the Tucson Sugar Skulls indoor football team as regular tenants of the arena.
Completed improvements at the TCC include a new parking garage and the recently opened, privately funded DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, which abuts the TCC. More improvements are underway on other facets of the TCC complex, which will be featured prominently in upcoming newsletters.
Our thanks to Swaim Associates, Sundt Construction, Concord Construction, Ryan Companies, GLHN Architects and Engineers, ARC Studios, BWS Architects, Eglin + Bressler Architects, Grenier Engineering, Technology Plus, and so many others for their work on the various projects.