WILDWOOD -- The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and
Development Authority broke ground on the 362,000-square-foot
Convention and Civic Center here, scheduled to be completed in June
The beachfront meeting and entertainment facility will be
constructed as a pier similar to the boardwalk's five amusement
piers, extending 400 feet toward the ocean.
An exhibit hall, lobby areas and a ballroom will offer panoramic
views of the beach, boardwalk and ocean.
The 15,000-square-foot ballroom will open onto a deck and a
beach overlook that will serve as a stage for concerts and other
Glass skylights will cover the enclosed boardwalk that will
feature retail shops, entertainment venues and environmental
The existing convention center will be closed once the new
facility is opened.