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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the public is getting a sneak peek at what’s been done to get its downtown arena ready for the event.

Democrats have spent $7 million to prepare the Time Warner Cable Arena for a convention that will bring 35,000 people to Charlotte.

The Democratic National Convention Committee said Wednesday that it will hold an Aug. 31 open house to give the public a glimpse of the arena.

The Democratic convention is being held from Sept. 4-6. For the first two days, the arena in downtown Charlotte will be the main venue.

On the last day, President Barack Obama will make his acceptance speech at the 74,000-seat outdoor Bank of America Stadium.

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