RNC Announces Dates of 2020 Convention in Charlotte

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., will be held from August 24-27, 2020.

The convention will take place in uptown Charlotte, with the Republican Party meeting in the Spectrum Center for all the festivities and speeches. Other events tied to the convention are expected to be held throughout the region, as organizers attempt to showcase Charlotte.

“This gets to be an opportunity to brag," said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said Monday. “There will be a lot more folks here with cameras, and to write stories, and we hope it will bring in many of the corporations that participate in that process as well." She was intstrumental in bringing the RNC to Charlotte. The Charlotte City Council earlier in July approved the Convention by a vote of 6-5.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Charlotte 2020 Host Committee CEO John Lassiter issued the following statements:

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: "The RNC is thrilled to announce August 24-27, 2020 as the week our Party will nominate President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue to stand for every American. We look forward to continuing to work with Charlotte city officials to organize a productive and safe 2020 Convention for our delegates and guests."

Charlotte 2020 Host Committee CEO John Lassiter: "We are excited the RNC has officially announced the convention dates. The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee can now aggressively plan our efforts and prepare to showcase our community across the country and the world. We appreciate the continuing confidence of the RNC and our partners who have worked diligently to bring the Republican National Convention to Charlotte."