As usual, you spout your nonsense because you can't stand the fact that all the naysayers were wrong about the convention center. One record-breaking event was the state GOP convention last year, why don't you ask them why they want to come to the river/beach instead of somewhere else to figure out why people want to have conventions here. You are also misleading in your "averages" because as you well know and the website does not detail privately held events. They had over 65,000 people there last year. In January, when the center gave an update, they already had 100 events booked for 2012 in just the first month of the year, I'm sure it's way more now that we are more than half-way through the year. Those 100 events are estimated to bring 8,700 visitors to our area, which will generate more than 3,400 hotel night stays with an overall economic impact of $41.8 million for local businesses. That's why the center is good for our city, but that's too many facts for you, you will no doubt continue to twist numbers and mislead people for your own self-serving interests. Another fact you conveniently forget, the center is funded by hotel room taxes paid by tourists.
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