- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle was one of dozens of cities invited by the Democratic National Committee to bid on hosting the 2016 national convention that will nominate the party’s candidate for president.

A spokesman for the mayor’s office says they city decided not to bid.

Spokesman Jeff Reading says the city does not meet requirements for hotel rooms, convention space and other amenities

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/OTmGAY ) the city also lacks a suitable arena. KeyArena doesn’t have enough seats or luxury boxes to meet the party’s criteria.

Seattle also is not among the eight finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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