An exciting new chapter has begun at Mayo Civic Center, with the completion in 2016 of a major expansion project that nearly doubled the center's capacity for hosting events.
Highlights of 2016 include:
Creating a positive impact
Mayo Civic Center's high customer approval ratings, even during a busy year of construction, translated into satisfied event-goers and convention attendees who continued to help drive Rochester's economy. Mayo Civic Center generated a forecasted economic impact on the community of $38 million in 2016. MCC's events were the catalyst for attendees to spend dollars in the community, eat in local restaurants, stay in local hotels, and shop in local retail stores.
Growth in sales
With the 2016 expansion, Mayo Civic Center now offers 200,000 square feet of flexible, modern venues to customers. The expanded center enjoyed a strong year in sales in 2016, demonstrated by renewals by long-term customers and a 32 percent increase in new bookings. Notably, food and beverage revenues greatly exceeded expectations in 2016.
Mayo Civic Center's finances were stable in 2016, with a total net gain of $186,000.
For additional information, see the full 2016 Mayo Civic Center Annual Report.