CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Queen City could play host to the Republican National Convention in 2020.
According to the City of Charlotte, members of City Council, key partners and stakeholders are evaluating options for hosting the event, which could draw thousands into the area.
The first step in the process is submitting a proposal, due at the end of February, that highlights what Charlotte has to offer as a convention destination. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) is assisting with the proposal.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our city, our region and our state to the world,” said Mayor Vi Lyles.
The Democratic National Convention was held in Charlotte in 2012, bringing about 35,000 delegates, media and visitors, and more than $163 million to the city.
“People visiting our community will be impressed with the collaboration among our network of private sector, nonprofit and government partners to create an extraordinary experience,” Lyles said. “Our past successes are the foundation for creating a successful event in 2020.”
The 2016 Republican National Convention was held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.