For meeting planners and attendees, San Diego already has the total package: beautiful weather, high-quality hotels and dining, a convenient airport, and countless reasons to spend extra days in the area. We have strong demand for space in our facility once we are permitted to safely reopen for meetings and conventions.
A dedicated revenue stream for our Convention Center’s expansion, modernization, promotion, and operations would allow us to host even more people, supporting additional jobs and producing greater economic impact for our region. The funding would also support homelessness services and street repairs. We’re encouraged by the outcome of today’s San Diego City Council declaration and we appreciate the ongoing support and enthusiasm expressed by so many of our neighbors, partners, clients, and community leaders over the years.
–Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, President and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation