President Obama's was scheduled to make his Democratic National Convention speech outdoors on Sept. 6, but because of weather forecast, he will be speaking indoors at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) CEO Steve Kerrigan made the announcement today, adding that Obama will address community credential holders in a conference call on Thursday. Call information will be emailed directly to community credential-holders.
Bank of America Stadium -- where Obama's speech was initially supposed to happen -- fits about 74,000 people. Time Warner Cable Arena, however, fits about 20,000.
"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," Kerrigan said in a statement. "The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person. We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history."
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