Bayfront Convention Center
|Bayfront Convention Center|
|Location||1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
|Owner||Erie County Convention Center Authority|
|Opened||August 3, 2007|
|• 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. 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. The attached hotel opened on April 10, 2008.
The Convention Center is also the venue for commencement ceremonies for Mercyhurst University
- Kevin R. Molloy, June 3, 2002 – May 11, 2008
- Jeff Esposito, May 12, 2008 – present