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Charlotte Residents And School Children To Get Exclusive First Look At Convention Hall
DNCC to Unveil Podium and Stage at Community Open House
***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012***
***FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY***
CHARLOTTE – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) will hold a community open house at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday, August 31, welcoming Charlotte-area residents and school children to be among the first to get a long-awaited glimpse of the innovative podium and stage that will be used during the first two days of convention proceedings – Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5.
Charlotteans attending the community open house will see the stage before thousands of delegates and other special guests arrive in the host city. This event marks the end of months of planning and weeks of construction to transform the sports arena into a state-of-the-art convention hall.
The community open house is yet another way that the DNCC is carrying out its mission of engaging more Americans than ever before in convention proceedings. Charlotte-area residents are invited and can sign up for this podium unveil and Open House here.
DNCC COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Who: DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
DNCC COO Theo LeCompte
When: Friday, August 31. Media Check-in 8:45. The event will start at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Time Warner Cable Arena
Media check-in: 5th Street executive entrance
Parking: Center City Green Garage at 350 East Sixth Street Charlotte, NC 28202