No. A proposed “Educational Meeting Center” will take up the open space between Centennial Farm, the Workers Memorial, and the existing buildings while aligning with the Main Mall. The proposed 40,000 sq ft building will have a 20,000 sq ft ballroom. Ballrooms are rentable space and can be used just like the ballrooms in the Anaheim Convention Center. Expect the meeting space to be configured for rental use, not for school age children. Fairgrounds staff and Board are trying to hide that a large convention center building is proposed by calling it an education center. The Fair Board and staff want to move into the convention center business and the “Educational Meeting Center” is key to that.
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