CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican National Convention will be held in Charlotte from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27, 2020 in the Spectrum Center. 

The dates were announced Monday.

The announcement was originally scheduled for Sept. 16, but was postponed because of Hurricane Florence.

NC congressmen Richard Hudson and Patrick McHenry, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, President Trump's daughter-in-law and NC native Lara Trump and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles were on hand for the announcement.

According to McDaniel, Charlotte was chosen to host because of its economy, community and Southern hospitality. 



The RNC contract with the city stated that the convention could start on July 12, Aug. 16 or Aug. 23.

They've already secured 17,000 hotel rooms for the convention, using just about every hotel within a 10-mile radius of uptown Charlotte.

The committee is also working directly with CMPD to make sure First Amendment rights are respected and protected and security is tight.

RNC 2020 could conflict with the start of school. Officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District said they will work with local and state leaders to find calendar solutions that minimize academic disruptions and maintain focus on teaching and learning in classrooms.