The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced a change of venue for President Obama and Vice President Biden's nomination acceptance speeches, which are being moved inside, due to severe weather forecasts.
Originally, the speeches were slated to be held at the Bank of America Stadium Thursday, but have now been moved inside to the Time Warner Cable Arena. Thousands of the more than 65,000 people who obtained community credentials to attend the outdoor event now will be unable to participate.
But, DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan said safety for all the attendees was the ultimate concern. "We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday's proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests."
Those credentialed to attend the speech will be invited to a conference call with the president Thursday afternoon so he may address them directly.
Call-in information will be emailed to community credential holders. The DNCC also said plans will be made to ensure that those unable to attend the nomination acceptance will be invited to see the President between now and election day.