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Posted by Frank Murch | Apr 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Product: Four large Digital Displays

Location: 111 W. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Convention Center

Signage Solution: Working with Digital Conventions and the San Diego Convention Center to replace four static signs with four Electronic Message Centers


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The San Diego Convention Center dominates the convention and trade show hosting world in San Diego and is the 22nd largest in the country. It is located San Diego Bay in the heart of a vibrant, walkable downtown surrounded by more than 13,500 hotel rooms. The Convention Center has 615,700 sq. ft of exhibit area in configurable halls and can hold up to 135,000 people at a time. Conventions can use a part of or all the space. There are about 90 trade shows and conventions a year; the biggest convention is Comic-Con.


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With 90 shows a year, messaging constantly needs changing, which the static signs we replaced could not accommodate. Digital signs can change instantly and display multiple messages by rolling each through in seconds. They allow the convention center to now guide huge numbers of people more efficiently to their event as a crowd control device. They are the future of convention center signage and a good revenue source.



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Signs for San Diego manufactured and installed four large cabinets above the main walkway into each section or hall. They were 11’ x 40’, 36’ x 26’, 2’ x 27’, and 4’ x 45’. In other words, huge.

With a large publicly owned project like this one, the LA Certified Fabricator License, is often required. This is a license honored in San Diego and most of California for quality structural welding projects.


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Signs for San Diego holds the LA Certified Fabricator’s license along with several other qualifications such as the Underwriters Labs Certification and an electrical sign contractor license. This puts Signs for San Diego in a very small group of sign companies that have these special certifications.




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In this case, with literally several million people walking directly below the signs, Signs for San Diego was honored to be trusted by the convention center and the permitting authorities to do this sort of work.





Signs for San Diego took a concept, redesigned for manufacture, fabricated, and installed all the signs. Do you have a project like this? We’d love to work with you.

Topics: Digital Message Center, installation


Whether you need a channel letter set, a monument signs, ADA signs, wayfinding signs, lobby signs, or any other type of commercial building signage, we can help! Signs for San Diego is the best sign company for building signs.


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