Obama in Denver: Are Tickets Available for Invesco Speech?
By Lynn Edwards
Jul 8, 2008
Barack Obama is not going to accept the Democratic Party nomination for President at the convention center in Denver and he will instead opt for a huge party and backdrop right where the Denver Broncos play their home football games at Invesco Field Stadium. It's open air and it will be huge. So how do you get tickets?
That's not really clear right now but it very likely that tickets will be available soon and they will likely be free. It is still unclear how they'll be distributed, but one would guess it will be by some sort of lottery system as certainly more than 75,000 peopple will want to see the historic speech.
The campaign has also announced that anyone contributing just $5 or more between now and midnight July 31st will be entered into a drawing to be one of 10 supporters chosen to be flown to Denver, spend two days and nights at the convention, meet Sen. Obama backstage, and attend the big speech. Each selected winner will also get to bring one guest.
This is big and the images alone are priceless as his speech will be met with numerous thunderous applause lines and the stadium will be rocking as Obama speaks. It's a brilliant political move by the Obama team. By the coincidence of scheduling, Obama will also be accepting the Democratic nomination on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream speech," which is another home run for Obama.
"Sometimes our conventions don't feel like they are open to everybody," said Obama,. "For us to be able to do it at Invesco Field is an opportunity for 80,000 people, who might not be able to participate, to be able to get involved." The speech will be open to the public.
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