ASHWAUBENON – After 18 months and $ 93 million, the Resch Expo is ready to go.

Brown County dignitaries and tourism officials from the Green Bay area severed a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday to mark the completion of the 125,000-square-foot event and exhibition space on the corner of Lombardi Avenue and South Oneida Street. The building replaced the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena and Shopko Hall, both of which were demolished in early 2019.

The main attraction of the new building is an open exhibition space designed to attract trade shows, sporting events and large meetings. The space can also be divided into three exhibition halls. This space is complemented by six breakout suites on the second floor, an outdoor area with space for 1,600 people, meeting areas on the first and second floors and concession rooms for indoor and outdoor areas.

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The Brown County Board of Supervisors will have their regular monthly meeting at the Resch Expo tonight. The first consumer fair booked in the new building is the Green Bay Boat Show, which is scheduled for February 12-14. The first show scheduled at Resch Expo is the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association’s annual Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo, Sept. 8-10, 2022.

Contact Jeff Bollier at (920) 431-8387 or jbollier@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GBstreetwise.