The Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is working as a partner to Levi’s Stadium, assisting in bringing major sporting events to the city. The CVB team’s role in the event bidding process is to help secure local hotel room nights, provide destination profile information, participate on local organizing committees, and facilitate any space needed at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
CVB Director of Sales Debbie Keller actively reaches out to the Santa Clara hotel community (and regional partners) on bigger stadium events to make sure the city and region have the room blocks required for the stadium to host. The CVB has also generated detailed destination descriptions and photos for Levi’s Stadium bids that highlight Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Convention Center.
For WrestleMania 31, scheduled for March 29, 2015, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Van Dorn is on the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) along with three key CVB staff members and Convention Center General Manager, Lisa Moreno. The CVB’s experience in working with the hospitality community and marketing Santa Clara as a destination has become a great asset and part of the team that helps Levi’s Stadium be the great economic generator it is for the community.