The Carson Valley Chamber Board of Directors on a tour of the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Stateline.
With an estimated six weeks left before it opens for business, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors took a tour of the Tahoe Blue Event Center on Monday.
“Experiencing the Tahoe Blue Event Center during our tour was truly enlightening,” Chamber Director Alicia Main said. “While we had previously encountered conceptual designs and heard about the project for years, witnessing it firsthand, nearing its final stages, truly emphasized the magnitude and excellence of what lies ahead. Undoubtedly, the center's influence on the shoulder seasons is poised to be monumental.”
Installation of elevators and completion of the kitchens are among the items remaining to complete.
The 156,000 square foot center is the largest single construction project in Douglas County.
While the main arena can handle around 5,000 people, there are smaller venues around the center available.
With a minor league hockey team coming to Stateline, a lot of focus has been on the ice, with storage for a Zamboni and three-quarters of the VIP sky boxes already spoken for.
However, the arena floor will also be home to concerts and expos, with one of the first scheduled events Lake Tahoe Comic Con scheduled for Sept. 23-24.
The Business Council of Douglas County will also bring its Critical Issues Conference, usually conducted in Minden, to the center in September.