Repairs begin on Convention Center pavilion

Heavy equipment has moved into the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center, not for a trade show but to begin a $16 million replacement of the floor, roof and other repairs.

The project, due for completion in 2018, is part of $25.5 million in upgrades funded from a loan by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. Another $3.6 million in improvements is being covered by center operations and the city budget.

Convention officials showed off banks of LED lighting in the exhibit halls Tuesday,  the first item on the to-do list to be completed and one of those  funded locally.

“This is largest series of upgrades in convention center history,” said Laurie Coskey,  chair of the San Diego Convention Center Corp. board.

Published at Wed, 21 Dec 2016 01:25:00 +0000