DNC readies 'contingency plan,' watches weather for Obama acceptance speech
August 30th, 2012
08:40 AM ET

DNC readies 'contingency plan,' watches weather for Obama acceptance speech

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Democratic National Convention officials have been anxiously watching the weather for next week when President Obama will deliver his convention speech from an outdoor stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, a convention official told CNN. Another source said officials have readied a "contingency plan" which would be announced "closer to the convention" should extreme weather strike.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, the DNC will hold events at the indoor Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. On Thursday, President Obama – and Vice President Biden – are slated to deliver acceptance speeches at the outdoor Bank of America Stadium. The stadium seats just over 73,000.

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Topics: DNC • President Obama