Trump wants a sports stadium for his nomination acceptance speech

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Trump Wants a Sports Stadium for His Nomination Acceptance Speech


Donald Trump is reportedly looking to hold his acceptance speech for the GOP presidential nomination at a major sports stadium in Cleveland.

Anonymous sources told CNN that Trump is considering two different spots. One is FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and the other is Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.

FirstEnergy Stadium holds about 73,000 people, and Progressive Field holds about 35,000.

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Anti-Trump protesters (L) clash with Donald Trump supporters (C) outside the Anaheim Convention Center during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-Trump protesters stand outside the Anaheim Convention Center following a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Police watch as an anti-Trump protester shouts abuse at a parking lot full of Trump supporters waiting for permission to leave (back) outside the Anaheim Convention Center after a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Police force protesters down a street, away from Trump supporters jeering from a parking structure, near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: A protester punches a Donald Trump pinata near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clash outside a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Protesters stomp on a Donald Trump pinata near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: An anti-Trump protester (L) and a Trump support clash outside a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Police watch as anti-Trump protesters unfurl the Mexican flag in front of a parking lot full of Trump supporters waiting for permission to leave (back) outside the Anaheim Convention Center after a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Police arrest a protestor during an anti-Trump demonstration outside the Anaheim Convention Center prior to a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-Trump protesters stand outside the Anaheim Convention Center during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Police were on high alert one day after violence marred a Trump rally in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where anti-Trump protesters hurled rocks and police fired smoke grenades in efforts to rein in the chaos. Dozens of security personnel including police on horseback maintained control in Anaheim, although some skirmishes broke out between Trump opponents and his backers as protesters chanted expletives about the brash billionaire. At least two arrests were made. / AFP / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The scale of the event sounds somewhat similar to the one President Obama held in 2008 when he accepted the Democratic nomination for president. It's estimated 80,000 people attended that event.

Mitt Romney's acceptance speech from 2012 was a bit smaller — an estimated 50,000 people were in attendance for that event.

But Trump reportedly found Romney's performance that night pretty weak, and a Gallup poll showed the speech had a pretty low impact with voters.

So it looks like Trump is hoping to give his event a bit more excitement. CNN reports Trump plans to be "intimately involved" in planning his event and wants to give it a "Hollywood flair."

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