JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Several different venues will be utilized for the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville in light of health concerns with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new email sent by the Jacksonville 2020 Host Committee,
The new memo sent by the Jacksonville Republican National Convention Host Committee revealed an altered plan in light of health concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.
According to an email sent Thursday morning, the committee will limit the number of attendees allowed in venues to solely delegates until the final night. The committee also plans to use multiple indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown including:
The VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
The TIAA Bank Field
Daily’s Place Amphitheater
121 Financial Ballpark
The note adds that “several other” venues will be used during the convention, which is scheduled to take place from Aug. 24 through Aug. 27.
These changes follow rumors that span back to the original RNC announcement, that the convention would be scaled back to accommodate safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding COVID-19.
Instead, the new memo says convention admittance for the first three days will be limited to “regular delegates only.”