Gen Con LLC has extended its agreement to hold its massive gaming event in Indianapolis through 2022. Last year’s event attracted record turnstile attendance of nearly 208,000.
For the first time in its 50-year history, the convention sold out all of its attendee badges before last year’s event began. The event also added the first level of Lucas Oil Stadium, and reached Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time for a concert by Grammy-winning band They Might Be Giants.
Gaming industry veteran David Hoppe became Gen Con LLC’s president last year. He told Inside INdiana Business that Indianapolis is the "bedrock" of what the Seattle-based organization does, and added that he hopes the city will continue to be at the center of the group’s activities.
Gen Con came to Indianapolis in 2003.