Milwaukee’s centerpiece indoor arena, originally planned to be the main event host for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer serve as the host venue, however, the event will still be held in the city.
“Milwaukee will remain the national stage for the Democratic National Convention,” Mayor Tom Barrett said about the scaled-back convention, but he said Fiserv Forum will not host events in a move to keep people safe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, the Wisconsin Center will host the event during the week of August 17.
The DNC has asked state delegations not to travel to Milwaukee, which will dramatically cut down on the number of travelers to the city.
Many auxiliary events will also not happen for the convention.
Watch the news conference below:
Peggy Williams-Smith of VISIT Milwaukee joined Wisconsin’s Morning News with more on the economic impact on the announced changes. Listen in the player below.