A couple years ago, before voters approved MAPS 3, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber hired consultants to look at potential sites and talk to meeting planners, visitors. Their preference for a new convention center? They liked the Cox Center’s proximity to Bricktown and they wanted to see a new one with similar proximity. They liked having Bricktown as an amenity.
Now locals are chiming in, via a poll conducted in this week’s Gazette. Their preference? You probably guessed it… they want to see a new convention center near Bricktown. they’re also not too keen about the potential of the city paying for a new conference hotel.