Convention Center

RDA Invites Convention Center Site Submissions

Johnson Consulting and the Winston/Terrell Group, on behalf of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, are in the process of updating the Feasibility Analysis of a Potential Convention Center in Lake County, Indiana study published by Convention, Sports, & Leisure (CSL) in 2018.

The 2018 study considered nine potential sites:
Hammond I-94 & US41, Kennedy Ave. & I-94, Hammond I-90 & US12, Majestic Star, Century Mall, Radisson/Star Plaza, Crown Point I-65, Gary IU Northwest and Hobart Silverstone

Sites still available will be considered again as part of the updated study. Additionally, this study update will consider other sites not analyzed in the 2018 CSL Study. As such, this Call for Potential Convention Sites asks landowners in Lake County if they own any sites they would like to be considered as part of this project. Sites must fulfill the following conditions to be considered:

  • Completely located within Lake County, IN
  • At least 10 acres of contiguous land
  • Owner(s) of land must be identified

If you have a site that matches these criteria that you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Site address
  • Site size in acres
  • Site ownership
  • Any other key site attributes

Additional sites for consideration can be submitted until January 30, 2024.