August 28th, 2008
09:15 PM ET
14 years ago

King: More than 90,000 may pack stadium to hear Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sources tell CNN's John King more than 90,000 people may be in Invesco Field to witness Sen. Obama's acceptance speech."]
DENVER (CNN) – The McCain campaign has suggested Sen. Barack Obama is little more than a substance-less celebrity. The size of the crowd gathered to watch Obama formally accept his party’s nomination may do little to dispel that line of attack.

“They will have more than 85,000 people, perhaps more than 90,000 people, in this stadium by the time Barack Obama speaks,” Chief National Correspondent John King said Thursday evening. “There is a concern that the Obama campaign may have issued as many as 20,000 more tickets for this event” than the stadium can hold.

Local authorities are working with the Secret Service to get as many people into the stadium as possible. But there is a concern that several thousand people could be turned away.

In addition to the tens of thousands present in Invesco Field, millions of Americans across the country will be watching Obama on television and online.

soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Griff

    Pack?? Wolf Pack for Obama... The Compulsive Liar!!!

    August 28, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. J.P.

    Frightening, whether it's a Democrat or Republican... regardless of the message, it's reminiscent of Nuremburg.

    August 28, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  3. Madge Velasquez

    Thanks for the most wonderful coverage of the Democratic Convention. I think the USA has a great respect for all the wonderful speeches. It made us feel like they were just part of our family. The stadium was so beautiful and so exciting. Is there a way we can get a DVD for the whole convention.. OBAMA IS WHAT WE NEED!

    Thank you,
    Madge Velasquez

    August 28, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  4. so sad what our country has become

    Stop relying on government to solve our problems. Give to your brothers and sisters through your church, communities, and local organizations. Sen. Obama is not going to solve our problems. He is opposed to diverse solutions for a diverse nation. He only wants to centralize everything in Washington - thousands of miles away.

    August 29, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  5. carl

    Barack obama gave a great speech , he will make a great president.

    can't wait to vote for him in nov,

    bush has been one of the worst president's we've ever had.
    mccain is just like bush we don't need him .

    we've had enough. enough is enough.

    go obama 2008 gooooooo obama go go go og go go go 2008
    all the way tho the white house.

    August 29, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  6. carl


    GO OBAMA GO 2008

    GO OBAMA 2008..........

    August 29, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  7. Nick FL

    This was an historic night. Its a shame republicans are too divided to acknowledge what just occured. Instead they tear down a remarkable political figure who carried on his shoulders every african american who sacrificed in the past. Typical no-care repubs.


    August 29, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  8. cliff

    The most amazing inspired moment to hear senator obama's speech.
    It is not the influence of his legacy to black people or historical moment, but the history of his path, and line of struggle to success.
    When i look at a young and black guy to have gain so much respect from both black and white, with so much media attention powerful connections, I look at the life of young and middle age people like us, realizes the options and opportunities there for any one to be like barack obama. I'm a young fellow with a college degree, making a low income hopping dead end jobs, and made some wrong decisions due to the fact that sometimes it is not the mistakes people keep repeating it is the circumstances to cause the repeated mistakes. This is not an excuse of defending wrong mistakes, but past experienced of wrong choices that we have made that labels some of us to this day. Tonight the moment still lingers of the speech barrack obama delivers. It meant there's room for all colors race or ethnic background, age differences that truly there is room for positive choices to lead ones life into success, wealth, powerful, education and media attention. A proud family of that of obama's tonight have earned the biggest moment in history in a biggest way not only in the united states but around the world. Inspired by the moment of a black presidential candidate's speech, it was clear that a speech like that from a young black candidate could change the lives of young black men around the world and has changed one. I believe not only for political reasons but higher motivations. Its really a change no matter if he wins or not he shows education, determination, confident, hard work no matter your color age there can be a way and possibly change.

    August 29, 2008 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  9. Michael

    If McCain even thought he could fill the Vikings Stadium he would. Instead is having the typical velvet rope Republican convention. The Republicans want the vote of the everyman, they just don't want to rub elbows with them.

    August 29, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  10. rosy1

    latinos for OBAMA 08

    August 29, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  11. arlene, CA

    Awesome, Just wonderful. I loved it. A Strong Leader, ready to take on John McCain. Barack Obama /Joe Biden 08-12

    August 29, 2008 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  12. Texan

    It was not necessary at all.

    August 29, 2008 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  13. Texan

    Looked dump those

    August 29, 2008 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  14. Curliss

    McCain is more down to earth ... Obama is too high rolling, and willing to ganble with america's future. We need stability, and ONLY McCain can bring that. Perhaps, Obama in 2012/2016 ?

    August 29, 2008 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  15. Linda of Atlanta

    Obama is clearly a man of substance. Any suggestion to the contrary is just tripe! I guess moderation doesn't apply to CNN analyst because this King commentary should have been blocked! It has no substance!

    August 29, 2008 02:19 am at 2:19 am |
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