Charleston Civic Center upgrades include new name


CHARLESTON, WV (AP)- In an effort to boost tourism, the Charleston Civic Center is rolling out a new name as a major renovation project nears completion: the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.


The new name better reflects the purpose of the building and has elements to appeal to a wider audience.


The General Manager said professional meeting planners want to go to a convention center and touring artists prefer to perform at a coliseum.


The name change has been handled in stages due to expenses and timing. It is in the final stages of a nearly $98 million renovation that includes upgrades and an expansion.


The facility it hoping to hold a grand opening event in October.

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