In a special election in May 2017, McLennan County voters approved an increase in hotel-motel and car rental taxes to pay for a
$34.4 million expansion of the Extraco Events Center.
The venue tax which consists of a two percent hotel-motel
occupancy tax and five percent rental car tax will be paid for by
out-of-towners staying in hotels or renting vehicles in the county and will fund
the project aimed at attracting larger tournaments and exhibits to the
The first project, BASE at Extraco Events Center is now complete. BASE - Business, Arts, Sports, Entertainment