The widely touted festival at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is being moved to Uptown Charlotte. Speculation ranges from lack of interest to lack of funds. The Host Committee is saying that the move was done because of logistics.
But Monday night, host committee officials said moving the Speedway event will provide attendees with a much stronger connection to the convention.
Hosting the CarolinaFest event along the Tryon Street corridor instead of 20 miles outside uptown makes for easier logistics, said host committee spokeswoman Suzi Emmerling.
Delegates and members of the public who want to attend caucus meetings happening uptown can do so without missing the festival, Emmerling said.
“It really is about creating an experience that people feel like they have a taste of the convention,” said Dan Murrey, DNC host committee executive director. “And just given the accessibility to uptown versus the speedway, the connection to the convention, and the caucus meetings, we took a step back, consulted very thoroughly with our partners in the city, and made the decision this is going to be … more in line with our original goals of the event.” - Charlotte Observer
I personally prefer this... not sure how I would have gotten to the Speedway from Charlotte.