Bayfront Convention Center

The Bayfront Convention Center is a convention center complex located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The center, which has views of Presque Isle Bay from three sides, includes a 28,800-square-foot (2,680 m2) Great Hall with a seating capacity of 4,500, and a 13,500-square-foot (1,250 m2) Grand Ballroom.[1] The attached hotels are a Sheraton and Courtyard by Marriott The center held an open house beginning on August 3, 2007. Local promotion continued with public tours during the annual Celebrate Erie festival 17–19 August 2007.[2] The attached hotel opened on April 10, 2008.[3]

Bayfront Convention Center
Bayfront convention center logo.png
Location1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
Coordinates42°8′14″N 80°5′39″W / 42.13722°N 80.09417°W / 42.13722; -80.09417
OwnerErie County Convention Center Authority
OpenedAugust 3, 2007
Theatre seating
Enclosed space
 • Exhibit hall floor28,800 sq ft (2,680 m2)
 • Breakout/meeting14,025 sq ft (1,303 m2)
 • Ballroom13,500 sq ft (1,250 m2)

Construction manager, Barton Malow completed the construction of this project[4] which won the 2008 Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors of America.[5]

General ManagersEdit

  • Kevin R. Molloy, June 3, 2002 – May 11, 2008
  • Jeff Esposito, May 12, 2008 – present


  1. ^ Convention Center Room Data
  2. ^ Bayfront Convention Center news release 6 August 2007 Archived 3 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Flowers, Kevin (March 17, 2007). "Conditions delay work on new hotel". Erie Times-News. Retrieved March 31, 2007.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) AGC
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2011-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) PCMA

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