DNC shortened to 3 days, Obama to accept nomination at B of A stadium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The 2012 Democratic National Convention, which is slated to be held in Charlotte in September, will be shortened from the traditional four days to just three.

"We are shortening the convention program from the traditional four days to three," Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Steve Kerrigan stated on Tuesday, "to make room for a day to organize and celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South."

The convention is slated to open on Labor Day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, in Concord.

The committee plans to dedicating Monday, September 3rd to families and the community hosting the convention. They believe this will help show the world "what we can do when we out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world and build an economy that creates opportunity for all."

President Obama is slated to take the stage at Bank of America Stadium on the final day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

"[He will] accept the nomination of the Democratic Party as president with tens of thousands more people by his side," Kerrigan announced.

Mister Obama will accept the nomination on September 6.

Moving his acceptance speech allows the party to open its doors to tens of thousands of people. The stadium can seat up to 74,000-seat people.

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