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Cuyahoga County’s Convention Center To Open Early

Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

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County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced this afternoon that the new convention center is set to open earlier than planned, and under budget.

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City officials joined construction workers at the work site for today's announcement. (Photo by Kristen Mott) County Exec FitzGerald announces the early opening of the convention center. (Photo by Kristen Mott) Progress on the convention center is moving forward. (Photo by Kristen Mott)

County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced today that the convention center is set to open on July 1, next year – two months earlier than planned. He hopes this early opening will set the tone for other construction projects.

“What we’re hoping that this is going do is not just bring great news for this project, but it’s really, we hope, setting a standard for what people should expect for major public projects,” FitzGerald says.

Nineteen conventions are already booked for the convention center. One of its first events will be the Senior Games, which FitzGerald says is expected to bring in $35 million for the Cleveland area.

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