What Cleveland Ohio is doing to get ready for the RNC next month.

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Officials for the republican National Convention tell Cleveland 19 that about halfway through the shortest time frame for transitioning the Q from a basketball arena to the site of a political convention the task is more than halfway complete.


Deputy Press Secretary for the RNC told Cleveland 19 that it usually takes at least five weeks to transition a site for a political convention, Cleveland has had four, which RNC spokesman Dave O’Neil said may become the norm instead of the exception.

“Absolutely and I think we’re likely maybe going to revolutionize the way these are put together. It’s really the first time it’s ever been done in less than five weeks, we will have done it in less than thirty days when all is said and done,” said O’Neil. “We’re proud of that. We’re proud of the Cavs and we’re glad to be here in Cleveland.”

With about 250 people working on the Q every day, even on the Fourth of July, O’Neil said the arena change on a daily basis.

O’Neil pointed out changes made to the main stage, including new lighting.  Media boxes that were plain metal a week ago are now covered with blue fabric, and there are also lines along the floor denoting where delegate chairs will be.  There’s no word yet on where exactly the Ohio delegates will be placed.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of Getty Images

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