|The State of Louisiana and the City of
New Orleans actively seek to host the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
With commitment, energy, enthusiasm and experience the State and City offer
Louisiana's and New Orleans' full cooperation, superb event management
skills and public and private resources to ensure the sucess of the 2000
Democratic Convention as follows.
New Orleans' bid reflects New Orleans' and
Louisiana's joyous diversity and their tenacious commitment to those general
and specific principals that the Democratic Party endorses and supports.
The State-City Convention team for the 2000 Democratic National Convention
will reflect Louisiana's diversity. It will reach out to provide
employment opportunities to all. The State and City will look first
to Louisiana-made products and then to American-made products. New
Orleanians and Louisianians value the contributions of organized labor
and appreciate the Democratic National Committee's preference for hotels,
convention facilities, and major service providers employing members of
labor unions. New Orleans and Louisiana strive to provide the facilities
and services which people with disabilities require for full and enjoyable
participation in life and commerce. And, this City amid the wetlands
is environmentally conscious, committed and eager to display its recycling
zeal and focus on Louisiana's and America's wetlands at the 2000 Democratic
Extraordinary economies and
of facilities and proximities that combine to offer America's best convention
value and venue.
A special feeling of "convention community"
created by New Orleans convention facility compactness. The convenience
and closeness bring and keep convention participants
State and regional cooperation, evidenced
by the joint State-City nature of this proposal and in letters from metropolitan
A solid financial commitment and a
proven record of economically and efficiently pooling public and private
resources for convention services support and welcoming and promotional
The incomparable Louisiana Superdome
which provides: total Convention seating for 40,000 with unobstructed sight
lines; seating for 6,000 delegates and alternates on the Convention floor;
67 sky boxes and 9 press boxes for media, security and other purposes and
50 meeting rooms.
The excitement and synergy of the 20,000
seat New Orleans Arena connected and immediately adjacent to the Louisiana
Indoor and outdoor media work space
within, adjacent or convenient to the Superdome.
Several hotels as a possible Headquarters
A New Orleans Welcome from a Host
Committee, its force of 5,000-plus volunteers, and countless individual
Louisianians, who plan individual delegation parties and a gala welcome
for all Convention media representatives.
30,000 hotel rooms from which to choose
the room block--18,000 of which are within 10 minutes of the Superdome.
All are within 25 minutes of the Superdome.
A commitment of 750 low cost sleeping
60,000 square feet of Convention staff
Extraordinary Special Event Telecommunications
Skills and Experience.
An Independent Convention Bus Transportation
System using as many as 125 air-conditioned buses.