(CNN)– Tickets for Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech at the Invesco Field in Denver sold out within 24 hours, according to campaign officials.
In early July, convention organizers announced the Illinois senator would officially accept the Democratic nomination at the 75,000 seat stadium rather than a 20,000 seat hall.
According to the Colorado Campaign for Change, the application process closed Thursday afternoon after more than 60,000 seats were snatched up.
Due to unprecedented demand, the campaign has created a waitlist for Coloradans hoping to get a chance to attend the August 28 event.
Obama's largest event to date was in Portland, Oregon, in May, where he drew an estimated crowd of approximately 75,000. He has done at least one previous stadium event, a joint appearance with talk show host Oprah Winfrey at Williams-Brice Stadium in South Carolina that drew about 29,000 people.
John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic nomination for president in 1960 at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, a 92,500-seat stadium in which an estimated 80,000 people gathered for his speech.
What do you mean sold out, I'm still waiting for them to get back to me.
Of course it is, people believe in Obama whereas the repuglicans will probably have to give away tics. hahaaha. But some morons will say this makes him arrogant in 3...2...1...
Its funny how Obama speech's sell out but yet he can't do the same with his poll numbers. I wonder how many bands are scheduled that day. LOL
I wish I could go!
Show em' Barry!
You know, I say we have a football game going on. On one side you have Hillary's peeps and on the other side, you have us. And by the way Hillary's peeps, you're gonna need more than 60,000 that I can tell you, LOL!!!
Go Obama. God bless you and may God bless America.
We're putting America back where it belongs "Tall & Proud"!!!!!
About the new McCain ad: the people McCain's pandering to DON'T CARE that he's lying. If you want to live in a dreamland where the status quo is helping, we always win the war (just like we won vietnam, right?), and you can be subtly racist and claim it's something else... why then, what's a few lies?? If you hand blind people with no taste a plate of crap and tell them that it's chocolate, how will they know?
Look for McCain's camp to continue the lies, look for his supporters/bloggers to continue to perptuate them, and look for the MSM to continue to tread lightly around him. It's just the way it's going to happen. I think it's bull, you think it's bull, and it may cost Obama the election due to the gullibility of the average american, but it's just the way things go.
In the meantime, Obama just lets things roll off his back and gets accused of not fighting back. Why is this such a bad thing? And Obama gets HEAVILY vetted for every last thing, when we haven't even seen the "Keating 5", McCain's divorce, etc. etc. show up once? I hate how some people say that McCain's already been vetted, but not this election, not this time around, and the people just coming into this thing won't know.
The media is terribly biased, but it's because they fear the backlash. Think about it.
McCain's acceptance speech will be in front of 50 rabid AARP members at the Golden Corral.
They were sold out?
Anybody know how much the tickets were selling for?
What entertainer/group is opening for him?
John McSurge could hold his in my basement if he wants.....
Hey – McCain had a bunch of people in the crowd at Sturgis – waiting for a concert.
He even offered up his wife for a Buffalo Chip contest (topless?).
Give equal time, CNN.
Go Obama '08
So what, he's still not going to win!!! Let's not forget this is the same people that voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004, so please!!
I wish I could have been there. Congratulations senator for generating unprecedented excitement.
We are on the threshold of turning this country away from self-interest and towards our common interests. This is very exciting and I encourage those of you who are still bitter about the hard-fought primary to embrace this opportunity to be involved in the change that is about to happen. Embrace this candidate who has the courage to stand up and fight for all of us and not just for the very wealthy. They've had their advocate for the past 8 years. It's our time now. Democrats UNITE!!
I'm also looking forward to the January Inaguration President Obama.
How do they know Obama will be the one making the acceptance speech, since the Superdelegates haven't voted yet? I'm confused.
whow!! SUPERFABULOCIOUS, CHANGE ALL THE WAY.... OBAMA 08
Not a surprise by any means. That was inevitable. He is the man of this century. What about 75,000, if it would have been 200,000 tickets, it would have been sold within a day.
McCain couldnt fill an old subway car.
McCain is lucky to fill up a little town hall.
People want to see the next president and to see history in the making with Obama.
I only wish the "Clintons" weren't going to be there.
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT . WE ARE TOTALLY PUMPED UP.
CAN'T WAIT FOR THOSE DEBATES TO SEE THE BUMBLING IDIOT MCCAIN TRIP OVER HIS TONGUE.