If Tampa lands the 2008 Republican National Convention, the city will face playing host to two massive events just five months apart.
The Super Bowl will come to Tampa in February 2009. The GOP confetti-fest is slated for September 2008.
Can one city handle so much love?
The GOP convention site selection committee in April posed just that question to a delegation pushing to bring the Republicans to Tampa.
“We responded and said we thought it would be a good thing. One will flow right into another. We’ll be prepared,” said Paul Catoe, president of the Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We think it’s to our advantage to have both events close together.”
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