Schedule issues are possible for GOP Denver convention

Denver tourism officials say hosting the 2016 Republican convention would be a boon to the city but scheduling could be an issue.

Colorado GOP officials said this week they plan to make a bid for the convention.

Richard Scharf, executive director of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, told The Denver Post Thursday the convention could compete with sporting events and other tourism if it’s held in June or July.

Conventions have traditionally been held later, but an earlier nomination could give the candidate access to campaign money sooner.

The Pepsi Center would likely be the site of the convention, and Scharf says the arena could have hockey and basketball playoffs in late June.

The Pepsi Center is where the Democratic Party formally nominated Barack Obama in 2008.


Information from: The Denver Post,

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