U.S. Cellular Center
Project Overview

City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Project Cost

$20 Million

Key Features


  • 165,515sf of Renovations
  • 32,593sf of Exhibit Space
  • 8,600 Seat Capacity
  • 12 Open Suites
  • 3,000sf Club Lounge
  • Managed by Hilton Worldwide

Frew Development Group, was the project and construction manager for the City of Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Our services included acquisition of 57,000sf of surrounding property, tenant relocation, demolition of all structures, right of way acquisition, construction of 131,752sf of new convention center space and renovations to the U.S. Cellular Center.  The complex was completed in June of 2013, and became the second largest convention complex in the State of Iowa.

The convention complex facility provides a new exhibit hall,  ballroom, and  meeting space, while providing a direct connection to the renovated 267 room DoubleTree by Hilton convention complex hotel and its 8,466sf of meeting space and joint management by Hilton Worldwide.

The renovated U.S. Cellular Center provides 8,600 seats for a broad variety of entertainment.