From The Boston Globe:
Yesterday, the Democratic Party announced that Obama will deliver his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 28 in Denver's INVESCO Field, the Denver Broncos' stadium, instead of the smaller indoor arena that will house the rest of the festivities.In case anyone forgot, here is a NY Times photo of an Obama rally on the eve of the Oregon primary. You know, back when there were TWO hugely popular Democratic candidates in the race.
The move will give Obama a potent visual in a crucial swing state this fall: a sea of some 75,000 fans, packed into an outdoor football stadium, screaming for their November hopeful.
This August in Denver, when Barack Obama sets an historical precedent and accepts the Democratic nomination for president, I think it'll be a very tough ticket to get, even though the stadium easily seats 75,000 people.