05 September, 2012

CNN Breaking News

President Obama's speech formally accepting the Democratic presidential nomination will be moved indoors due to "severe weather" forecast for Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today.

Obama's major address, seen as the highlight of this week's convention, was originally planned to take place at Bank of America Stadium, which can seat nearly 74,000 people. Instead, the speech will be delivered in the Time Warner Cable Arena, site of the rest of the week's events in downtown Charlotte, which seats up to 20,000.

The convention has been hit by steady rain most of the week. Last week's Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, started a day later than planned due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

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