The popular art convention, Comic-Con, that takes place every year at the San Diego Convention Center in the Marina District in Downtown San Diego is staying in San Diego for the next 5 years. Downtown San Diego Condo and Loft home owners, residents, business owners and visitors seems to be very pleased about the news.
Other cities such as Los Angeles and Anaheim were trying to be the new host of the convention after 2012, when Comic-Con’s contract with the San Diego Convention Center expires. One of the biggest concerns was the size of the San Diego Convention Center and whether it could continue to accommodate what has become San Diego’s largest convention with more than 130,000 attendees each year.
David Glanzer said: Weve always had a desire to stay in San Diego, and we had three amazing proposals. It was obviously a very difficult decision, one born out by the amount of time its taken to make that decision. But in the end San Diego was able to address a lot of our concerns. Its never been a secret wed hoped to stay here, but the real challenge was that those who want to attend the event can afford to attend, in terms of size and space and cost.
The final decision came after contracts were made with 64 convention-block hotels, locking in certain rates for Comic-Con attendees through 2015.
To read the San Diego Union Tribune’s article click on Comic-Con to stay in San Diego for 5 more years ')}