July 7, 2008
Posted: 09:48 AM ET
Obama will accept his party’s nomination at Invesco field, home of the Denver Broncos.
The move looks likely to put him in front of a much larger audience than normal for a political speech, even for a presidential nominee. Convention organizers portrayed the move as a reflection of Obama’s success at encouraging people to vote for the first time.
“Barack Obama’s campaign for change has inspired millions of Americans and brought people into the political process who might never have been involved,” said Convention Co-Chair Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. “This change in the Convention program will allow thousands of first-time participants a chance to take part.”
Obama’s largest event to date was in Portland, Oregon, in May, where he drew a crowd of approximately 75,000. He has done at least one previous stadium event, a joint appearance with talk show host Oprah Winfrey at Williams-Brice Stadium in South Carolina that drew about 29,000 people.