Duke Energy Convention Center

Building exterior

The Duke Energy Convention Center is a convention center located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, covering two city blocks bounded by Elm Street, 5th Street, 6th Street, and Central Avenue.

HistoryEdit

The convention center opened in 1968 as the Convention-Exposition Center. It was renamed the Albert B. Sabin Convention and Exposition Center on November 14, 1985, amid national criticism that Second Street had been named after Pete Rose instead of the pioneering medical researcher.[1][2][3] In 1999, the city sold the center's naming rights to Delta Air Lines.[4] The convention was renovated and expanded in 2006.[5]

OperationsEdit

Property management company Spectra oversees day-to-day operations of the 750,000-square-foot (70,000 m2) facility.[6]

Annual eventsEdit

Notable EventsEdit

The DECC played host to the 2012 World Choir Games when it hosted the opening- and closing ceremonies, as well as the awards ceremonies of the games.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bonfield, Tim (July 5, 1999). "Sabin has been snubbed before". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Special correspondent (September 29, 1985). "On the Cincinnati Streets, It's Rose 1, Sabin 0". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Special correspondent (November 17, 1985). "Cincinnati Center Is Named For Polio Vaccine Developer". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Bonfield, Tim (July 5, 1999). "Preserving Sabin's legacy". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  5. ^ http://queencitytour.blogspot.com/2011/04/102-dr-albert-b-sabin-cincinnati.html
  6. ^ "About Us". 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
  7. ^ "2012 World Choir Games". Interkultur Foundation. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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Coordinates: 39°06′05″N 84°31′03″W / 39.101314°N 84.517495°W / 39.101314; -84.517495