The proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center in the Marina District in Downtown San Diego is anticipated to cost $750 million and deliver a yearly economic bonanza of $350 million. Some analysists suggest that the high hotel rates and anticipated enlargement of other rival sites in competing cities such as San Francisco, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Seattle may make these projections unrealistic.
On the positive side, there is a great demand for San Diego weather and the other tourist attractions that San Diego is famous for such as the world famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Downtown Gaslamp District and nearby Balboa Park with its well known museums.
The expansion would also be able to accommodate some of the larger conventions that are now outgrowing the current space such as Com Con, AARP and many more. Also space would be available to smaller groups that have had to be tuned down while some medium sized conventions were in town and there was not enough space for both groups. It would seem the positives outweigh the negatives. ')}