Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tuesday, November 19 2019


NOLA ChristmasFest Gifting Holiday Cheer to Military and First Responders with ½ Off Friday Admissions

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NEW ORLEANS – NOLA ChristmasFest presented by Coca-Cola may be decked out in red, white, and green décor, but the largest indoor holiday event on the Gulf Coast is gifting half-off entries on Fridays to service members who defend and honor the red, white, and blue. Military service members, including Veterans and first responders who bring their official Military ID card, Veteran ID card or other valid identification will receive a discounted entry of just $10 for tickets purchased at    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Authority Receives Responses to RFQ for Master Developer

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, received five responses to a Request for Qualifications to identify a Master Developer for its planned mixed-use, upriver development. A nationwide Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in September, 2019.

The five qualified responses came from the following firms:

Atomic Entertainment
The Domain Companies
River Park Neighborhood Investors, LLC
Provident Realty Advisors, McDonnel Construction Services, and Provident Resources Group
A Joint Venture Between Woodward,    …Continue Reading

NOLA ChristmasFest Returns to Downtown New Orleans December 20th; Tickets On Sale Online Starting November 1st

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NOLA ChristmasFest transforms 350,000 sq. ft. of convention space into an awe-inspiring indoor “winter wonderland”

NEW ORLEANS – It’s the most magical time of the year, and with nearly 350,000 sq. ft. of holiday entertainment, NOLA ChristmasFest, presented by Coca-Cola promises to dazzle locals and visitors alike with eye-popping attractions and activities for both kids and adults including carnival rides, giant ice slides, ice skating, inflatables, snowball fights, Santa and friends, Gingerbread Village, Christmas Tree display and so much more! Even    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Authority To Hold Public Meeting On Planned Headquarters Hotel Project

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Authority Obtains Significant Concessions from Hotel Developer to Benefit of City and State

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”) will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, October 21st to solicit public comment on its plans to develop a 1,200 room hotel attached to the Convention Center.  The meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. in room 220 on the 2nd floor of the Convention Center above Hall B.

In May 2018, the Authority authorized its Executive Vice    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Conducts Successful Fire Drill with New Orleans First Responders

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center conducted a Fire Drill on August 8 in cooperation with the New Orleans Fire Department and New Orleans Emergency Medical Services. The 350 staff members of the Convention Center participated in the exercise in order to demonstrate their understanding of emergency evacuation procedures. The outcome of the exercise was to enhance communication systems, strengthening intra- and inter-agency coordination and continue to create and maintain a safe environment for internal and external customers.

The    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Boulevard To Close Between Calliope Streets

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Beginning 10 a.m. Friday, February 8th through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12th Convention Center Boulevard will be closed between the river bound and lake bound lanes of Calliope Streets to erect the 75 foot steel beams that will support the canopy from the Transportation Center to the Convention Center over Convention Center Boulevard.    Traffic will be re-routed to South Peters which remains two way between the two Calliope Streets.

The HOV lane will remain open during this period.

Motorists are advised to    …Continue Reading

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Convention Center Boulevard Temporary Closure

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Convention Center Boulevard To Close Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to Henderson Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to accommodate a Presidential visit. Motorist are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period.

Construction on Convention Center Boulevard    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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Monday, November 26th, through approximately mid-January, Calliope Street river bound will be tapered down to one lane between South Peters and Convention Center Boulevard, which is expected to cause additional congestion.  Calliope Street river bound will remain open; however, motorists are advised to remain aware of the directional signs and consider alternate routes.

Motorists, visitors and residents in the area of St. Joseph and Diamond Streets should be advised that through the night of Monday of November 26 and into the early    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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This weekend, the Convention Center will host a number of events. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and pay close attention to directional signs for the best access to parking.  Over 35,000 people will be attending various events beginning Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18.  The Convention Center is taking special measures to expedite patron’s access to parking and entrance into the event spaces.

Among the events are the International Jewelry and Merchandise Show featuring over 500 booths showcasing everything    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Boulevard Closure

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Beginning Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily Convention Center Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Julia Street to Calliope Streets. Police Officers will be posted at each intersection allowing all residents, workers and deliveries necessary access.

As Convention Center Boulevard is under construction, these measures are being implemented to provide a safe environment to the over 20,000 attendees of the Tableau Conference from all over the globe.

Motorists are advised to consider    …Continue Reading

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