San Diego Comic-Con International (once previously known at Golden State Comic Book Convention) has been running for almost five decades in Southern California, and has only grown exponentially across that time period. The event has recently attracted over 150,000 attendees per year, and the city of San Diego is now preparing to host a year-round museum that will honor the popular culture that Comic-Con celebrates each summer.
The San Diego Comic-Con Museum will take over the space currently occupied by the baseball exhibits at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, which will be relocated to the San Diego Padres’ home Petco Park, ironically much closer to Comic-Con’s headquarters at the Gaslamp District’s San Diego Convention Center.
The Hall of Champions has nine months from now to finish out its stay in the current museum and make way for whatever SDCC has up its sleeve. No opening date has been revealed for the future Comic-Con pop culture museum.