President Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for a second term inside the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Obama had been slated to kick off the final stretch of his campaign at a rock-concert-style event inside the 74,000-seat outdoor Bank of America Stadium here. But Democratic National Convention organizers announced Wednesday that they were moving his acceptance speech indoors due to the possibility of dangerous thunderstorms. The smaller venue of 15,000 seats presents a more intimate and comparatively subdued setting for Obama’s big pitch.
The president plans to use the moment to “savor” his first term accomplishments, he told supporters in an email this week.