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November 24, 2014

Shortlist for 2016 Democratic National Convention Narrows to Three Cities




And then there were three: Politico is reporting that the 2016 Democratic National Convention in 2016 will be held in Columbus, Ohio; New York City, NY, or Philadelphia, PA.

Two cities—Phoenix and Birmingham—were cut from the list of potential host cities on Monday. The decision on the winning city will come early next year.

If hosted in New York City, the convention would be held at the Barclays Center, home to the Nets basketball team, and private ferries would shuttle delegates and donors from Manhattan across the East River to Downtown Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Navy Yard, an industrial park one-and-a-half miles from the arena, may be used as a media center. 

The city has hosted the national political conventions in the past, though not in Brooklyn.

According to Politico, the DNC will be held either the week of July 18, July 25 or Aug. 22, and is expected to attract more than 30,000 attendees. 

Cleveland, Ohio, was tapped in July to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, which will likely take place several weeks before its Democratic counterpart. 

 


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