ATLANTIC CITY (April 9, 2020) – Beginning April 6, 2020, and for a minimum of 90 days, the Atlantic City Convention Center has been converted to a Field Medical Station to assist in the State’s efforts to increase hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initially, this will be a 250 bed facility with the ability to expand, if the need arises.
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and its local partners, including Spectra Venue Management and Meet AC, are proud to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Department of Health, and New Jersey National Guard during the State’s time of need to create vital hospital capacity space to help New Jersey’s residents during these unprecedented times.
About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NJCRDA.