Revenue up for Fort Smith Convention Center, city Board member calls it a ‘good investment’


For the fifth year in a row, the Fort Smith Convention Center had record revenue, the annual report presented to the Fort Smith Board of Directors at their Tuesday (Feb. 12) study session indicated.

Starting in 2014, the convention center has consistently brought in revenues of $700,000 or more annually, said Tim Seeberg, general manager. In 2018, revenues were higher than ever, reaching $833,546, a 5.8% increase from 2017’s revenue of $788,713, Seeberg told the board.

“I believe we’re going to continue to grow in revenue. I foresee we’re going to have revenues above $800,000 each year as long as we keep the building up and maintain the asset,” he said.

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