Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Great" News-Memphis wants new Convention Center

Mayor Herenton says he wants a new convention center to compete with Nashville's new convention center.


Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced Tuesday during his state of the city address at the Memphis Rotary Club meeting that the city will study whether the current Memphis Cook Convention Center should be expanded or relocated altogether.

He also said a deal between the city of Memphis and Bass Pro Shops could be finalized Wednesday and backed away from calling for a new Liberty Bowl stadium.

But the majority of Herenton's time Tuesday was spent discussing his vision and plans for a new convention center.

"We are going to appoint a committee in the next 30 days to look at the feasibility of expanding or building a new convention center," Herenton said.