MCCA Prepared Return to Full Venue Operations on May 29

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Kim Janey yesterday announced the lifting of pandemic restrictions in the Commonwealth and City of Boston effective May 29. As a result, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s (“MCCA”) Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, The Lawn On D, Powered by Citizens Bank, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA will again host events and meetings, concerts, sporting events and family events at full capacity. The Authority will continue to work collaboratively with customers to ensure the appropriate safety and cleaning protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors, guests, attendees, employees and our contract workforce.

“I want to thank Governor Baker and Mayor Janey for their continued leadership throughout the pandemic,” said David Gibbons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “Massachusetts has been a national leader in public health and the strategies implemented based on data have successfully led to this moment when we can safely say that it is time to get back to business and we, and our customers, are ready to go.”

The MCCA has played a key role to assist in the public health response to the pandemic. The BCEC hosted the Boston Hope Field Hospital in the Spring of 2020 during the height of the crisis. More recently, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center has been serving as a mass vaccination site administering more than 250,000 doses to the public.

About the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority owns and oversees the operations of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA, the Boston Common Parking Garage, The Lawn On D Powered by Citizens Bank, and The Lot On D. The MCCA’s mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows, and other events to its world-class facilities while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.