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2012 Republican Party convention will feature a party for delegates and journalists at Tropicana Field, official says

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Thousands of delegates and thousands more journalists will gather for a party next year at St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field for the Republican National Convention, said the director of Pinellas County's tourism agency.

D. T. Minich of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater said the event shows how the Republican Party convention, while based primarily in Tampa, will span both sides of Tampa Bay.

"We're thrilled to be a part of it," Minich said.

Minich discussed the party during an interview and also mentioned it Wednesday while updating the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership about the convention.

Previously, the Tampa Bay Rays said they had agreed not to play a baseball game at Tropicana Field on Sunday, Aug. 26, to accommodate a Republican National Convention event. For the complete story by Times staff writer Curtis Krueger, look here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:42pm]

    

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