Henry B Gonzales Convention Center

Director

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Michael Sawaya joined the City of San Antonio as Director of Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities in November 2003. He is responsible for the operations and management of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theater, The Alamodome (which includes the Illusions Theater), the Carver Cultural Center, and ground lease management for the Nelson Wolff Baseball Stadium and the Grand Hyatt Hotel with a budget of $32 million and a staff of 315 employees. Activities in these facilities include conventions, trade shows, concerts, consumer exhibit shows, national and local sporting events, and a variety of civic, religious and private social functions. More than 500 separate events occur in the facilities each year with a total attendance in excess of 1.9 million.

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