The Anaheim Convention Center is set to hold its first event in more than a year this weekend, with recent state guidelines allowing certain events and meetings for counties in the orange tier.

The convention center has been shuttered for events, meetings and conventions since February 2020, and has since served as a mass vaccination and COVID-19 testing site.

Following recent guidelines that allow indoor, low-contact recreational sports as part of California’s orange reopening tier, the Orange County Sports Commission has booked an event to take place at the convention center between April 23 and April 25.

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Starpower Talent will host the dance competition event that’s slated to bring 500 people to the center, the largest exhibition facility on the West Coast.

“When California released reopening guidelines for outdoor and indoor youth and recreational adult sports, Orange County Sports Commission remained steadfast in its efforts to continue to attract and book business,” said Jay Burress, OCSC president and CEO of Visit Anaheim. “The amateur sports market has proven to be resilient in the wake of a pandemic.”

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