Sacramento opened in 2011 at a cost of $1billion for 740k sqft. Most purchasing happened between 2008-2010. (We will use 2009). It appears a lot of our purchasing will happen at least next year. So in 2019 dollars, Sacramento’s Terminal was $1.21 Billion for a terminal 70-75% the size of ours. $1,630 per sqft. The New KCI is $1,230 sqft. Sacramento is 33% more expensive per sqft.
On top of that Sacramento’s terminal was built on a surface parking lot and the grass midfield.i do not think think the demo of the existing terminal was included in their budget, but even then they were not demoting 3 solid thick concrete tubs.
Upon opening, Sacramento realized their terminal was way too expensive for their pax levels. SWA’s fee to the airport there shot up from $6 to $20. Other fees were levied and/or increased (Source:SFGate.com)