The Republican convention in Cleveland, by the numbers


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is a bit more than two weeks away with preparations going full bore to get the city ready for tens of thousands of visitors.

This will be the third time Cleveland has hosted a Republican nominating convention, but oddly has never hosted Democrats in a city where that party reigns.

Thousands of volunteers will be at the ready to greet visitors at airports, hotels and on downtown streets.

And when real estate mogul Donald Trump accepts the nomination as expected, 125,000 balloons are set to drop from the ceiling at Quicken Loans Arena in celebration.

The four-day convention begins Monday, July 18.

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