If you're curious about how SDCC stacks up in terms of size and revenue compared to other convention center events, this article spells it out. Mostly there are a lot of medical conferences, a few tech and realtor events, and then us, "the top economic generator."
Our monetary might includes:
- $133.9 million in regional impact
- $80.4 million in direct attendee spending
- $2.8 million in tax revenues
- 59,228 hotel room nights
They mentioned that the delayed expansion isn't affecting anything this year; it's more that future events "may need additional space that isn't guaranteed yet." You don't say.