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May18

Convention Center to dedicate theater to Michael Nutter

Pennsylvania Convention Center officials will name the facility's multipurpose theater after the former mayor of Philadelphia, whose second term ended in January. The center repurposed Room 114, a former lecture hall at the southeast corner of 13th and Race Streets, to make way for the Michael A. Nutter Theatre.

Apr28

Commentary: Use Phila.'s strengths to promote further growth

Since the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened, downtown hotel rooms have doubled in number, while hospitality, leisure, and entertainment employment growth outpaced the region and nation.

Apr14

Hotels win big during record-breaking Easter Weekend

After two big events in Philadelphia last weekend, the NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional and the ASICS Northeast Qualifier Volleyball tournament, Center City hotels experienced record-breaking occupancy over Easter Weekend, topping out at 95 percent.

Mar28

Philadelphia: A Great Place to Spend the Weekend

While pics near the Rocky statue after you run up the Art Museum's steps or of a cheesesteak in South Philly will generate the most interest on your social media feeds, if you want to quietly take in Philly’s cobblestone charm, stroll around the historic district.

Mar18

Thousands of teenage girls bring their aces to Pa. Convention Center

Teenage girls from all over the country are in Philadelphia for a qualifying volleyball tournament. The sound of more than 470 teams playing volleyball on 68 court inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center was deafening. The girls compete March 18-20 and again March 25-27.

Mar2

Marvel Stars Unite in Philadelphia! Convention Center hosts June 2-5

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston among Wizard World Guests, June 4-5

This is the only 2016 appearance for Hiddleston as Marvel Universe standouts Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo also are scheduled to appear at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Feb25

Why The Democratic National Convention Is Coming To Philadelphia

The Democratic National Committee is coming to the City of Brotherly Love for its nominating convention (July 25-28), which is already shaping up to be more interesting than many pundits thought it would be. Special events will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Feb5

Conventions booked in 2015 to generate $1.1 billion for Phila.

Booking efforts by Philadelphia convention leaders last year set the city and the region up for an estimated $1 billion in economic impact in future years. About 75 percent of the business is related to events at the Pa. Convention Center.

 

Feb4

Auto Show Attracts Big Crowds To Convention Center

More than 700 cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles are on exhibit at the 115th Philadelphia Auto Show in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The vehicles are expected to bring more than 250,000 people to the Center.

Jan25

Pennsylvania Convention Center to save $550,000 on power

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will save up to $550,000 through 2018 under a new electricity supplier agreement with Constellation Inc. to power the 2-million-square foot facility and to use 25 percent renewable energy.