- San Diego Comic-Con to stay in San Diego until 2016
- Convention Center Expansion played key role in keeping Comic-Con
- Comic-Con brings in close to $70 million in revenue each year
In an article read on the 92101 Urban Living Blog, I learned that Comic-Con , San Diego’s biggest tourism event each year, has extended their contract with the city and will stay put through 2016. This is great news for the residents of downtown San Diego and neighboring communities such as Point Loma and Coronado as the convention brings in over $68 million each year. The influx of visitors is great for local hotels, restaurants and businesses. Comic-cons are run in most major cities every year but the San Diego Comic-Con remains the largest in the nation. A key factor in the decision to stay was the approval of the San Diego Convention Center Expansion project slated for 2013. In previous years, Comic-Con had grown too large and some of the exhibits had begun to spill over into neighboring hotel meeting rooms. The renovated convention center will now be able to handle the event traffic as well as potentially help to being other national events here to San Diego.