The Main Media Centre (MMC) for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games will be located in the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (VCEC) on the city’s downtown waterfront. Currently undergoing an expansion, the VCEC will house the Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre. This venue allows VANOC to provide a common location with shared services for press and broadcasters, as has been done in previous Winter Games in Torino and Salt Lake City.
The VCEC expansion project began in November 2004 and will be completed in 2009 tripling the size of the existing convention centre and offering more than 59,000 square metres of functional space for the MMC.
The existing convention centre facilities, located within the Canada Place complex, will be the site of the Main Press Centre providing workspace for the approximately 2,800 accredited members of the written and photographic press. It will host the shared services for all media (press and broadcasters).
The International Broadcast Centre will be housed in the VCEC expansion providing workspace for some 7,000 accredited broadcasters and technicians who will produce live television and radio coverage of the 2010 Winter Games.
The VCEC opened in July 1987 after originally serving as the Canada Pavilion during the Expo 1986 World’s Fair. The facility has a unique sail-like roof design making the Convention Centre Vancouver’s most distinctive building landmark.
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