San Diego Comic-Con isn’t going anywhere for awhile.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports that Comic-Con International’s existing agreement with the San Diego Convention Center has been expanded another three years, to keep the convention in San Diego through 2024.
As always, Comic-Con has also been contracting with hotels to keep room rates down, agreeing to no more than a 2% annual increase for each of the three years — though SD-UT reports that not all hotels in the convention center room block have signed on to the new dates yet. However, Joe Terzi, CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority, said there will be about 60 properties (and about 14,000 rooms on peak nights) participating.
Per the agreement, CCI will also continue to receive a deeply discounted rate on the cost of renting the space at the Convention Center — which SD-UT reports in 2023 will be $177,027 — a $370,673 discount.