Obama may accept nomination at Invesco
DENVER, Colorado ” Barack Obama’s campaign is considering having the Democratic presidential nominee make his acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High instead of the Pepsi Center, which is hosting the Democratic National Convention, according to two people in a position to know details of the idea.
The two people told The Associated Press on Thursday that the plan is under consideration, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Obama campaign spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said no decisions have been made.
Representatives for the convention host committee and Mayor John Hickenlooper declined to comment or said they did not know about the proposal. Colorado Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak did not return a phone message seeking comment.
Democratic National Convention Committee spokeswoman Natalie Wyeth said, “There’s nothing to announce.”
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The convention is scheduled for Aug. 25-28.
The Pepsi Center’s Web site says it can hold 21,000 people for special events. Invesco Field at Mile High, where the Denver Broncos play, can seat more than 76,000.
Associated Press Writers P. Solomon Banda and Catherine Tsai contributed to this report.