OKLAHOMA CITY CONVENTION CENTER
Opening January 2021
The stunning new Oklahoma City Convention Center is a $288 Million project funded by the MAPS3 capital improvements program in Oklahoma City. MAPS3 uses a one-cent, limited term sales tax to pay for debt-free projects. The program was voter approved in December 2009 and included land acquisition and other related expenses. Construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to open January 2021. The State of the Art building is east of Scissortail Park along Robinson Boulevard and is served by another MAPS3 Project, the OKC Streetcar.
This center is a total of 500,000 square feet and includes a 200,730 square foot exhibit hall, which is divisible into four halls; a versatile 29,874 square foot ballroom with 5,000 square foot pre-function space and terrace overlooking Scissortail Park and nearly 45,000 square feet of meeting space; and a 9,726 square foot junior ballroom. There will also be over 65,000 square feet of pre-function space.
The new venue will feature glass walls, making use of natural light with breathtaking views of Scissortail Park. Narduli’s “Virtual Sky” will grace the glass atriums facing Scissortail Park across the street. The artwork evokes Oklahoma’s beautiful skies and the state’s links to aviation history.
Slender, sleek titanium forms will be suspended by aircraft cables in each of the two multi-story atriums facing west across Robinson Avenue. The gleaming forms will capture the natural light pouring in across the downtown skyline.
The Oklahoma City Convention Center continues to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the Covid-19 pandemic globally and any potential impact it may have on our day-to-day operations. In response to growing awareness and concern, the Oklahoma City Convention Center is working with each group to ensure Covid-19 Safe practices are implemented.
Through public health organizations such as, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) we are staying up to date with the latest updates and developments as they occur. We will continue to be guided by the prevention and best practices recommendations of these organizations, in conjunction with our local public health officials.
Our local staff is also being supported by ASM Global corporate resources and our newly implemented VenueShield Environmental Hygiene Program to ensure that we implement operational best practices throughout our network of facilities.
Learn more about VenueShield here.
Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization
Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) technology will deliver purified indoor air. The solution is a patented technology developed by Global Plasma Solutions. This is proven technology to fight pathogens with high concentration of positive and negative ions, delivering them to the space via the HVAC system. Within the air stream, ions attach to particles, where they combine, become larger and are more easily filtered from the air. When ions come in contact with pathogens, they disrupt the pathogens’ surface proteins, rendering them inactive.
In addition, there are added value elements of saving energy consumption and a lowering of carbon footprint.
Each of the OKCCC air handler units will be outfitted with the NPBI units to clean the indoor air throughout the facility.
Global Plasma Solutions’ NPBI technology has been certified by United License 867, and United License 2998 as ozone-free. Neither ozone or other harmful byproducts will be produced withing the environment.
LightStrike Robot uses a patented Pulsed Xenon UV light system that produces UV across the entire germicidal spectrum deactivating the pathogens at the wavelengths where they are most susceptible.
Xenex solutions are proven effective in the most demanding healthcare environments and are ideally suited for disinfecting hospitality, transportation, and other environments to deactivate bacteria, viruses, spores, and those impacted by the ongoing COVIS-19 pandemic.
Deactivating germs on high touch surfaces improves customer safety and creates safe environments which is critical to maintaining sustainable business operations.
The LightStrike Robot will be deployed to within the OKCCC to deactivate pathogens on high touch surfaces to include but not limited to: tables, chairs, and elevator cabs. This solution will decrease the resources required to disinfect space in order to return to service.
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