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Bank of America Stadium Won't Be Used For RNC

Bank of America Stadium

More than 100 venues will host convention events during the Republican National Convention, but it looks like Bank of America Stadium will not be one of them. 

Convention CEO Marcia Lee Kelly says organizers don’t see a need for the stadium, but they’ve talked to the Carolina Panthers about using the practice bubble. 

"They’ve been wonderfully supportive of us," Kelly said. "But right now we don’t see that as a major venue, other than possibly hospitality."

In 2012, the Democratic National Convention planned to nominate President Obama at the stadium but decided at the last minute to move the event inside to the Spectrum Center.

The RNC will host its main events at the Spectrum Center and use the Charlotte Convention Center for media headquarters. Kelly says there will be about 1,200 events throughout the city Aug. 24-27.

RNC organizers also say they’re working with federal, state and local officials to monitor the situation with coronavirus – and that as they prepare for the convention, they’ll “prioritize the health and safety of all attendees and travelers.” 


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