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Democratic National Convention Moves Into Temporary Home at South Philly's Wells Fargo Center

Set up for next month's Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia began Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

The Democratic National Convention Staff will be calling South Philadelphia home for the next five weeks.

The DNC staff held an official moving-in ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday morning marking the official takeover of the arena.

DNC CEO Rev. Leah Daughtry was joined by vendors and convention partners to talk about what construction to be done to transform the arena – normally home to the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Soul – into a political showcase ahead of the convention in late July. Check Out Official DNC T-Shirts, Hats & PinsCheck Out Official DNC T-Shirts, Hats & Pins

She praised the facility and especially the vast amount of parking at the complex.

The DNC is expected to bring thousands of visitors and millions of dollars to the Philadelphia region. The last DNC – in 2012 in Charlotte – brought in $163.6 million, according to the North Carolina city.

Former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton is expected to be named the party's nominee at during the July 25 to 28 convention. Sprucing Up Philly for DNCSprucing Up Philly for DNCA beautification project along Broad Street is expected to be completed before the next month's Democratic National Convention. It's one of the many projects being completed to make Philly look great for the DNC. (Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016)

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