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CONVENTION 2000 / THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

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August 14, 2000

At Staples Center, speakers will wait their turn in green rooms beneath the stage, then enter to live music and high-tech lighting and face more than a dozen television cameras. Here's a look at the podium and who is sitting where on the convention floor.

Arena fact sheet

* Number of delegates: 4,369

* Ratio of media to delegates: 3.5 to 1

* Number of days to convert Staples: 34

* Number of workers: 1,000

* Amount of TV cable used: 1.5 million feet

* Moving lights in overhead truss: 800

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Sources: Democratic National Committee, C-SPAN

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