Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

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Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Independent Public Authority
Founded1982 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
David M. Gibbons, Executive Director
Number of employees
450 full and part-time employees[1] (2016)

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) owns and oversees the operation of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, The Lawn on D, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Boston Common Garage.

The MCCA controls 30 acres of prime undeveloped land in Boston's South Boston Waterfront.[2]

MCCA Mission[edit]

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's (MCCA) mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows, and other events to its world-class facilities while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. According to their web site "In 2015, the MCCA hosted 262 events at the BCEC and Hynes with 724,292 attendees, generating 632,433 hotel room nights and $784 million in economic impact."[3]

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


In May 2017, the MCCA said they would be issuing a request for proposal to hire a firm to analyze development options on the 30 acres of land surrounding the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.[2] In February 2018, the MCCA tapped design and consultancy firm Arcadis to oversee capital improvements across four MCCA facilities. <Boston Business Journal Feb 6, 2018></>

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  1. ^ Chesto, Jon (2016-02-05). "MCCA job cuts focused on Lawn on D". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  2. ^ a b Chesto, Jon (2017-05-19). "A study will explore expanding Boston's convention center". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  3. ^ MCCA about page

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Coordinates: 42°20′44.84″N 71°02′45.28″W / 42.3457889°N 71.0459111°W / 42.3457889; -71.0459111