Comic-Con is the largest annual trade show in the city, attracting scores of international visitors. Other cities with more convention space have been trying to lure the convention, which had been slated to stay in San Diego through next year.
The extension would keep Comic-Con in town until 2018, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which cited hoteliers.
Comic-Con officials did not respond to a message seeking comment on the status of talks with the city.
The new deal is set to be inked sometime before this year’s event, which is scheduled to begin July 8 with its annual Preview Night.
City officials have been working on an expansion of the convention center for a few years now, but the start of construction has been delayed by litigation over the funding source — a surcharge on room rates — which was ruled invalid in court.
— City News Service
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