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DNC releases image of Obama speech ticket

The Democratic National Convention Committee has released an image of the “community credential” -- the ticket that will get people into Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 6 to hear acceptance speeches from President Obama and Vice President Biden.

But DNCC officials have not said when the tickets will be distributed, nor the exact schedule for the Sept. 6 event.

Convention officials say more than 50 percent of the tickets will be distributed to residents of the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee. Local residents have been promised tickets if they complete a certain number of volunteer hours working with the Obama re-election campaign.

Seating capacity at the stadium is 73,778, but DNCC officials have not said how many tickets will be distributed.

The “community credentials” will not have specific seats but will require ticket-holders to sit in specific sections. Seating in those sections will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Several reports in recent days have indicated that the stadium gates might open in the early-afternoon hours, suggesting that convention officials are planning entertainment throughout the afternoon. Democratic Party leaders refused to confirm or deny reports that singers Sheryl Crow and James Taylor will perform at the stadium on Sept. 6.

Convention officials have not said what time President Obama will speak, but in the past, those speeches have been given about 10 p.m.

DNCC officials noted Tuesday that this will be the first time since 1996 that both the presidential and vice-presidential candidates give their speeches on the same evening.

The “community credential” carries the DNC slogan “Americans Coming Together” and pictures Obama and Biden in front of the words “Moving America Forward.”

The back of the ticket will have a map of Bank of America Stadium, showing the public entrances, and a code allowing people to download the app for the convention to their cell phones.

You can apply for tickets online here.

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