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The San Diego Convention Center was part of a major downtown redevelopment campaign that began in the late 1970s. The Center sits on 11 acres of Port of San Diego-owned land along San Diego Bay, California. The port agreed to fund the entire project at a cost of $164 million with no debt service.

Construction of the 1.7 million square-foot building began in 1987 and was completed in November 1989. During its first year of operation, the Convention Center welcomed 1.1 million visitors to 354 events. In 2001, the Convention Center completed an expansion, nearly doubling the building in size to 2.6 million total square feet.

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1988 America's Cup yacht race is held in San Diego; again in 1992 and 1995. 1989 San Diego Convention Center opens. 1989 First San Diego River Improvement Project completed on reclaimed Mission Valley river banks.San Diego Convention Center opens. 1989 First San Diego River Improvement Project completed on reclaimed Mission Valley river banks. 1990 City of San Diego ...
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San Diego History: Chronology
1850   William H. Davis begins New San Diego. 1850   City of San Diego is incorporated; holds first election; Joshua Bean elected mayor. 1850   California admitted to the Union. 1851   Federal Land Commission requires all landholders to prove ...
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San Diego County population is 4324. Population table 1860 San Diego Herald, San Diego's first newspaper, founded in 1851 by John Judson Ames, publishes its last edition. 1861 San Diego floods from heavy rains; state-wide storms. 1861 United ...
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