Groundbreaking ceremony held for Midland Convention Center

MIDLAND -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Midland Convention Center Wednesday morning to celebrate the building's upcoming construction.

The center, which is expected to be completed by summer 2019, will have the ability to hold three large events at the same time with 20,000 square feet of space.

Midland Center officials have reported that the former building caused them to lose 359 events in a three-year time span due to inadequate space.

You can watch a timelapse of the demolition of the original Midland Center googletag.cmd.push(function() { //all 728x90s except in story //728x90 for desktop/tablet, resize to 320x50 for mobile var mapping728 = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [320, 50]).addSize([700, 0], [728,90]).build(); googletag.defineSlot('/63316753/kosa/web/content/local', [728,90],'gdm-ad-728x90-A').setTargeting("posn",["01"]).defineSizeMapping(mapping728).addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.pubads().enableAsyncRendering(); googletag.pubads().setSafeFrameConfig({sandbox: true}); googletag.enableServices(); });