SD Convention Center Expansion Greenlit
Comic-Con Extends Deal
Published: 10/30/2012 01:50am
A $500 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center has been authorized by San Diego officials, with San Diego Comic-Con extending its deal for an additional year through 2016, according to Variety. Construction will begin next year and will be completed in time for Comic-Con 2016. The expansion may finally allow Comic-Con to expand its attendance beyond the current 130,000, where it has been capped since 2007 because the Convention Center is maxed out even with the addition of off-site space for things like programming and premium redemption (see "Interview with Comic-Con's David Glanzer").
Comic-Con signed a deal to stay in San Diego through 2015 in 2010 after an extended bidding process that included other cities (see "Comic-Con Stays in San Diego through 2015").
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