San Diego Traffic Control Officers screen traffic at First Avenue and Harbor Drive during Comic-Con
Announcement

Temporary Vehicle Restrictions Planned During Comic-Con 2019

In order to maximize safety and security during Comic-Con 2019, access to Harbor Drive in front of the San Diego Convention Center will be temporarily restricted during the annual convention.

The San Diego Convention Center, in partnership with the Port of San Diego and the City of San Diego, are providing the following information to assist attendees, the general public and stakeholders with information about pedestrian and vehicular access, restrictions and detours during Comic-Con.

Harbor Drive - between First Avenue and Park Boulevard - will be restricted to ALL traffic including cars, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and shared mobility devices (dockless bicycles and scooters) on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, July 17 (3pm - 10pm)
  • Thursday, July 18 (7am - 10pm)
  • Friday, July 19 (7am - 10pm)
  • Saturday, July 20 (7am - 10pm)
  • Sunday, July 21 (7am - 8pm)

Harbor Drive will be used for attendee shuttles and emergency vehicles only. A valid Comic-Con 2019 badge or confirmed registration in hand is required for access to any part of the San Diego Convention Center, including the front drive, terraces, sidewalks, Plaza Park area or the Ace Parking underground garage during the event times listed above. Members of the general public will be able to access the surrounding parks, promenade, public fishing pier, restaurants, shops and water ferries throughout the days of the convention.

2019 marks the 30th anniversary year of the San Diego Convention Center and the 50th Comic-Con event. This iconic event brings an estimated 135,000 attendees into our facility and into the region and is estimated to generate $149 million in regional impact.

"We are proud to be the 'mother-ship' to Comic-Con," said San Diego Convention Center Corporation President & CEO Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe.
Comic-Con is estimated to generate $149 million in regional impact in 2019

"We are proud to be the 'mother-ship' to Comic-Con," said San Diego Convention Center Corporation President & CEO Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe. "This convention is a global, pop-culture phenomenon. It's by far the largest event we hold all year. And for that reason, we've collaborated with our partners at the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego to ensure that attendees have a great experience and that the public maintains access to the waterfront."

Authored by Barbara Moreno