KC Gets Bid Requirements for GOP Convention
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City is getting ready for the next step in the competition to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association has received its bid package from the Republican National Committee. Bi-state officials are still working out what the GOP will want from the host city as far as the number of hotel rooms and transportation requirements.
Each city submitting a bid will also be expected to raise substantial sums to defray costs of the summertime presidential nominating convention. The amount could be as high as $50 million or more.
Other cities that have expressed at least some interest in the 2016 convention include Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Cleveland and Detroit.