-Convention Coverage
10:54 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Obama won't speak in football stadium because of rain threat

The Democratic National Convention Committee just announced that President Obama's Thursday night acceptance speech has been moved out of the open air Bank of America football stadium because of the threat of severe weather in Charlotte.

It will be moved back to the Time Warner Cable Forum, the basketball arena where the first two nights of the convention are being held.

Organizers had hoped to have a crowd of about 70,000 for the acceptance speech in the stadium that is home to the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.

"That won't happen,'' said Bill DeMora, the former Ohio Democratic Party executive director who is heading up logistics for the Ohio delegation. "You can't get 70,000 people in that arena."