Houston submits bid to host 2020 Democratic National Convention

- The City of Houston submitted an official bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Friday.

The document consists of around 600 pages that outline how Houston's convention infrastructure would put Houston in a superior position to host the event. 

The document highlights the Toyota Center and George R. Brown Convention Center as the main locations for the convention, the Metro rail system, Houston two international airports and nearly 24,000 hotel rooms located within 14 miles of the convention sites.

“I am confident that we are the right city and this is the right time to bring the convention to Houston,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in letter to DNC Chairman Tom Perez that introduces the bid package.

Previously, Houston hosted the Republican National Convention in 1992 and the Democratic National Convention in 1928.

In recent years, Houston hosted the 2017 Super Bowl and the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament finals.

“Houston is a proven event town and has excelled in hosting high profile national events,” the mayor said in the letter. “Whether celebratory, such as the Super Bowl or somber, such as the recent memorial events for former First Lady Barbara Bush, we meet the producer’s goals while exceeding expectations with seamless execution and constant attention to public safety.”

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