Committee Offers Sneak Peek at 2016 Republican National Convention Stage

Committee leaders unveiled a 3D model of the GOP convention stage.

ByVeronica Stracqualursi
June 28, 2016, 3:42 PM
PHOTO: The GOP convention committee unveiled its model for the 2016 Republican National Convention's stage design on June 28, 2016.
The GOP convention committee unveiled its model for the 2016 Republican National Convention's stage design on June 28, 2016.
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— -- It’s less than three weeks away from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the GOP convention committee is giving a preview of its set design.

Jeff Larson, the CEO for the 2016 National Convention, said the committee has been working “great” with the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign on a “daily basis, sometimes an hourly basis, working with them putting together pieces of the program.”

”It’s been a great working relationship with the campaign and putting together the pieces that we’re going to have just a stunning convention,” Larson said today at a news conference held on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena.

Construction on the stage began on June 18, a month ahead of the convention, however Larson said over the next two days the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers will change dramatically.

PHOTO: The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio is undergoing construction for the 2016 Republican National Convention which will begin on July 18, 2016.
The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio is undergoing construction for the 2016 Republican National Convention which will begin on July 18, 2016.
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The biggest change will be the installation of 636 LED panels, that make up the giant screen. According to the Committee on Arrangements, 856 seats will be removed from the arena to make room for the stage. The committee is also reserve 125,000 balloons and 1,000 pounds of confetti for the convention.

“The stage design is an important element of the convention," Larson said. "It is where Mr Trump will speak and he will deliver his address and his vision to the world -- his vision of how he’s going to make America great again.”

It’s also the same stage where the vice presidential nominee will deliver his or her speech.

PHOTO: The GOP convention committee unveiled its model for the 2016 Republican National Convention’s stage design on June 28, 2016. The GOP Convention kicks off July 18th.
The GOP convention committee unveiled its model for the 2016 Republican National Convention’s stage design on June 28, 2016. The GOP Convention kicks off July 18th.
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