Celebrate the Cleveland Convention Center Opening

cleveland_convention_center_rendering-01The time has come for the long awaited Cleveland Convention Center to open and you’re invited!

On Saturday, June 15 from 10am-4pm, the new Cleveland Convention Center opens its doors to the public for the “Celebrate the Center: Community Open House and Celebration” event to show the community first-hand the newly-completed state-of-the-art center.

In addition to a look at the magnificent one-million square foot facility, guests can expect an abundance of family-friendly activities and entertainment.  The first 1,000 attendees ages 16 and over will receive a commemorative lunch tote bag and the first 1,000 children will receive a commemorative Convention Center plastic telescope. Slider, Chomp and other team mascots will be on hand offering free hugs, high fives and photo ops. And, guests can expect alumni appearances and autograph sessions from the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. The day’s events also include interactive games, kid’s clinics and ticket info from Cleveland’s three major league professional sports teams

Learn more about Cleveland with informational displays from The United States Coast Guard, the 2013 National Senior Games, Positively Cleveland and the City of Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will offer educational information plus discount admission tickets.

Entertainment will not be in short supply as the Rock Hall sets the stage with live music performances throughout the day and the Cavaliers dance team energizes the crowd. Additional entertainment and celebrity appearances can be expected, including a performance by the ‘Dancing Wheels’ dance troupe.

Make sure to find time to visit the junior ballroom of the adjacent Global Center for Health Innovation, also recently completed, where the Northeast Ohio Healthcare Workforce Collaborative hosts nearly 40 educational, government and healthcare organizations at the “Explore the World of Health Careers.”

Use hashtag #CLEconvention to spread the good word about the new center and follow us @clevemtgs and www.facebook.com/clevelandmeetings for continuous updates. We hope to see you there!

- Positively Cleveland and the Cleveland Convention Center 

The Cleveland Convention Center will host its first event, the 2013 National Senior Games, beginning July 19. The Global Center is scheduled to open in October, hosting the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit October 14-16.

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Positively Cleveland is the destination marketing organization that has been promoting business and leisure tourism to Cleveland for more than 75 years.

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