Las Vegas Advances To Next Round In RNC Convention Site Selection Process

CONTACT: Jack St. Martin
April 2, 2014 (702) 518-2014

RNC Officials to Visit Soon

LAS VEGAS, NV: The Las Vegas 2016 Host Committee was officially notified by Enid Mickelsen, Chairman of the 2016 Republican National Convention Site Selection Committee, that Las Vegas has been chosen to advance to the next round of finalist cities vying to host the national convention.

“We are thrilled and honored to move on to the next stage of this process,” said Jack St. Martin, Executive Director of Las Vegas 2016. “Las Vegas has the experience and capability to host an incredible convention and we are confident that the more the RNC explores what we have to offer, the more they will want to host the convention here in 2016.”

Las Vegas 2016 and RNC officials will now coordinate a visit to the city in April or May led by a small RNC staff team that will conduct a more in-depth and technical look at financing, convention venues, media workspace, and hotels.

“We look forward to sitting down with the RNC delegation to further demonstrate our capacity to put on an incredible convention” Lt. Governor Krolicki, the Chairman of Las Vegas 2016 said.  “This is what we do.”

Las Vegas hosted more than 21,000 conventions with 5 million attendees in 2012 alone. It has been the number one convention destination in North America for 19 years in a row. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas could have hosted all the attendees of the Tampa GOP Convention inside a one-mile radius and within one mile of the airport.

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