Bayfront Convention Center

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Bayfront Convention Center
Bayfront convention center logo.png
Location 1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
Coordinates 42°8′14″N 80°5′39″W / 42.13722°N 80.09417°W / 42.13722; -80.09417
Owner Erie County Convention Center Authority
Opened August 3, 2007
Banquet/ballroom 2,000
Theatre seating 4,000
Enclosed space
 • Exhibit hall floor 28,800 sq ft (2,680 m2)
 • Breakout/meeting 14,025 sq ft (1,303 m2)
 • Ballroom 13,500 sq ft (1,250 m2)

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 hotel is a Sheraton.

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]

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]

The Convention Center is also the venue for commencement ceremonies for Mercyhurst University

General Managers[edit]

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

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