DENVER - After months of diligent planning, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is poised to begin execution tomorrow on carefully orchestrated efforts to bolster telecommunications equipment; add transformers, lighting and speakers; remodel suites and more, as it moves in to the Pepsi Center in Denver. As the Denver Post reports this morning, "The Pepsi Center hands over the keys to construction teams for the Democratic National Convention Committee at 8 a.m. Monday, and the on-the-ground, multimillion-dollar race to transform the arena into a convention hall by Aug. 25 begins."
Pepsi Center finally getting its political makeover
Down come the hoops and out go the seats as the Denver sports complex becomes DNC Central
The Denver Post
By Chuck Plunkett and Elizabeth Aguilera
July 6, 2008
"For months, planners have been at work getting ready for Monday. The Alvarado-led team has been drawing up plans and talking to media companies about their power, lighting and broadcasting needs, said Linda Alvarado, the company's president.
"Every morning, Alvarado, Travis Dredd, the DNCC's deputy chief executive for inside-the-hall operations, and other managers on the site will have a 'daily game plan' meeting where they will review what was done, what needs to be done and the progress of the construction.
"They plan to be on site 24/7 in the weeks until the convention and will run two shifts from Day One to make sure all the work is complete in time."
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About the DNCC:
The 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee is the official arm of the Democratic National Committee responsible for planning and organizing the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. www.demconvention.com