The 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa is just six weeks away and organizers are now moving in to the Tampa Bay Times Forum to begin preparing for this sure-to-be massive event.
Taking place from August 27 through 30 in Downtown Tampa, the Republican National Convention will bring over 50,000 delegates, organizers, and members of the media to the Tampa Bay Times Forum and surrounding areas. To be prepared, organizers need this next six weeks for everything from setting up the 58 by 40-foot stage to turning the Forum’s luxury boxes into makeshift TV studios for live broadcast.
In addition, workers will have to adjust seating in the Forum to make room for cameras and other equipment as well as bring in an assortment of LCD screens, video monitors, and more.
Another thing RNC organizers must consider in these upcoming weeks is the amount of electricity the Tampa Bay Times Forum and the neighboring Tampa Convention Center. At peak busy times, both buildings could need to utilize up to 19 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 7,600 homes.
The Tampa Bay Times Forum has already installed a permanent transformer to accomodate and MGM Electric will soon come in to install the wiring and cable for power, voice, data and video between the two facilities.
These and many other preparations will conjoin for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa and, hopefully, work without a hitch. We’ll just have to wait and see, though.