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The Duke Energy Convention Center is a convention center located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, covering two city blocks bounded by Elm Street, 5th Street, 6th Street, and Central Avenue.

History


The convention center opened in 1968 as the Convention-Exposition Center. It was renamed the Albert B. Sabin Convention and Exposition Center on November 14, 1985, amid national criticism that Second Street had been named after Pete Rose instead of the pioneering medical researcher.[1][2][3] In 1999, the city sold the center's naming rights to Delta Air Lines.[4] The convention was renovated and expanded in 2006.[5]

Operations


Property management company Spectra oversees day-to-day operations of the 750,000-square-foot (70,000 m2) facility.[6]

Annual events


  • RedsFest
  • Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest
  • Cincinnati Auto Expo
  • Easyriders V-Twin Expo [10]

Notable Events


The DECC played host to the 2012 World Choir Games when it hosted the opening- and closing ceremonies, as well as the awards ceremonies of the games.[7]

See also


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