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Bayfront Convention Center
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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
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. The attached hotels are a Sheraton and Courtyard by Marriott 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.

Construction manager, Barton Malow completed the construction of this project which won the 2008 Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors of America.

General Managers

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