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Some things to know about the RNC in Charlotte Next Week

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Some things to know about the RNC in Charlotte Next Week

  • The official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention, including the formal nomination of President Donald J. Trump, will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24, 2020.
  • The Republican National Committee also will be in town this weekend, holding private meetings starting Friday at the Westin.
  • The formal nominations of President Trump and Vice President Pence will take place in the Richardson Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center on Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • A total of 336 delegates, six from each state and territory, will gather. After the nominations, the official business should be over by mid-afternoon, after which delegates will leave town.

With regards to traffic

  • Streets immediately around the convention center — South College, East Stonewall, Brevard and MLK — will be closed from 6 p.m. Sunday to about 6 a.m. Tuesday. That includes the southbound I-277 exit ramp onto South College St.
  • No parking will be allowed on the closed streets. Local traffic will have to go through vehicle checkpoints.
  • Individuals who want to visit the Whole Foods on Stonewall Street as well as the apartments above will have to access the parking garage from South Boulevard or on foot.
  • Light rail will be closed from the Carson Street station to 7th Street station from 5:15 a.m. Sunday to 5:15 a.m. Tuesday.\
  • Most uptown businesses will remain open.

For more information about the RNC, visit the 2020 RNC website.