San Diego Convention Center Expansion Plans
If you’ve ever visited San Diego, you have likely seen the San Diego Convention Center in the heart of the downtown district. This one-of-a-kind venue has hosted thousands of events, including the annual and renowned Comic Con convention. Offering a great location and beautiful views, it is no surprise that the demand to hold events at the center has spurred an expansion that revamps the entire meeting hall from top to bottom.
In terms of space, the San Diego Convention Center will be adding a whopping 780,000 square feet to the entire building. The area’s that are targeted in the expansion include the main exhibition space and exhibit hall H, meeting rooms, multipurpose/ballroom, support area and freight elevators. Changes to these areas will provide more usable space and include a modern design aesthetic.
Along with the indoor expansion is expansion to the outdoor space of the convention center. The San Diego Convention Center is one of the only venues that offer panoramic views of the water, as the outdoor terrace sits overlooking the San Diego Bay. However, with the expansion there is also a waterfront project called Sky Park. Sky Park is a 5-acre park that will b built along the waterfront, allowing convention planners to use the space to host larger, outdoor events.
The San Diego Convention Center will also incorporate natural light and recyclable materials during their build to make the addition environmentally safe. These eco friendly updates will be distributed throughout the remainder of the convention center to ensure the highest level of sustainability.
Expansion & the San Diego Community
In addition to creating an up-to-date venue, the expansion of the Convention Center will results in 6,885 new jobs on top of the 12,500 employees they already employed, helping to boost the economy in San Diego. The building will be able to support additional, larger functions, bringing more tourists to the area.
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