Major renovations and upgrades are happening at Jim Miller Park. As part of the voter-approved 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, the old buildings A and B are now closed and being torn down. This will make way for a new, more than 41,000 square foot exhibit hall. The building will feature a large lobby area surrounded on two sides by glass curtain walls to allow maximum natural light. The kitchen will have two windows to support concession sales to both the main exhibit halls and exterior plaza area. Featuring three halls, the new facility will be able to host a wide variety of meetings and events that have traditionally found a home at Jim Miller Park. It is also be well suited to host corporate meetings, banquets and trade shows that require more space and a higher degree of refinement. This SPLOST project will cost approximately $13.2 million and the exhibit hall is expected to open in August of 2018.