Comic-Con isn’t leaving San Diego anytime soon. Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced on Twitter Thursday (July 2) the four-day gathering of pop culture and comic book fans will be staying in San Diego through 2018.
The lucrative annual convention has been rumored to be trying to re-locate away from San Diego, as the scheduled expansion for the San Diego Convention Center has been stalled and construction could pose a problem for SDCC attendees.
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Comic-Con has been held in the southern California city since 1970, so moving it wouldn’t have been easy. Not to mention the city counts on big money coming in every year, as typically over 100,000 attendees descend on the city. In addition to hotels and local restaurants, the San Diego nightlife scene also counts on the convention to bring thousands to their venues for the star-studded parties.
With the Comic-Con decision made, it looks like Faulconer and city officials have another problem regarding the San Diego Chargers. The team is looking to build a new football stadium and combine it with the convention center. Local hotels strongly oppose this issue and if everyone can’t come to a decision, the team could move to Los Angeles
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 kicks off July 9.