Obama speech moved; 7,000 SC ticketholders out of luck

ashain@thestate.comSeptember 5, 2012 

President Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Thursday has been switched from Bank of America Stadium to Time Warner Cable Arena because of concerns over forecasts of severe thunderstorms.

"We share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the President in person," a statement from the Democratic National Convention Committee. "We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history."

About 7,000 ticket holders are from South Carolina. Obama will address credential holders in a conference call on Thursday, the committee said.

Remnants of Hurricane Isaac has doused convention goers periodically during the week.

Andrew Shain

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