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President Obama Will Accept His Nomination at a Stadium Named After a Giant Multinational Bank

 A view of the exterior of the Bank of America Stadium taken before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 11, 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
At least the word “America” is in there. Photo: Craig Jones/Getty Images

This is a little awkward, but it’s not like there’s a 74,000-seat “Our Brave Men and Women in Uniform Stadium” at which Obama could give his acceptance speech:


On the final night of this fall’s Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of America stadium, party sources told the Observer on Monday night

The move, which would open the speech to the public, is designed to help mobilize voters in North Carolina, a key swing state. It could also serve as a perk to donors, who could be rewarded with skybox seats.

Just as in 2008, only Obama’s speech will be delivered in a huge football stadium, while the rest of the convention is taking place in a slightly smaller venue — hopefully one that isn’t named for a company everyone hates!

The president will accept the nomination Sept. 6. So far, organizers have said only that plans call for holding the convention at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Bank of America Stadium Hosting Obama DNC Speech