Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego Until 2021

Posted by at 11:49 am on July 3, 2017

Last Friday the mayor of San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer announced San Diego Comic-Con will stay in the city every year thru 2021.

Per a story in the San Diego Tribune, the deal is contingent on area hotels to caping their rates for the con. San Diego Comic-Con draws around 130,000 attendees annually and is major part of the city’s tax revenue each year.

Comic-Con International spokesperson David Glanzer said in a news conference:

“We have had to cap our attendance for many, many years so our income level is different and we have to be aware of that. But again, with the efforts of the mayor, the Tourism Authority, the hoteliers, we’re able to make what we have work.”

Her also said:

“We’ve made it very, very clear we would love to stay here, but the truth of the matter is we have operated shows in Oakland, in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and in Anaheim. If the worst thing were to happen, and that is we had to leave, we all can still live in San Diego and the convention can be in another city. That’s not what we want. And I’m glad we’re calling San Diego home for another three years.”

Besides the hotel prices, the airport and convention center need to expand to handle the event.  Efforts to do both have been blocked or push out by the city many times over the past few years.

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