CONVENTION BY THE NUMBERS: 100 Days Until Democrats Gather in Chicago to Renominate the Biden-Harris Ticket

CHICAGO – Today, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is marking the 100 day sprint to the start of the 2024 Democratic National Convention by outlining key facts and figures around convention planning and showing how the convention team is building the runway to renominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this August.

Key Numbers

  • One historic ticket that will win in November
  • Eight years since last in-person convention
  • Four-day event from August 19-22

Visitors and Delegates

  • 50,000 visitors estimated to visit Chicago, including 15,000 members of the media
  • 12,000 volunteers needed
  • 4,687 delegates


  • Eight union hotels housing 57 delegations
  • 40+ hotels within a five-mile radius of convention venues
  • Two major venues:
    • United Center: 20,000+ arena capacity, 5,000+ events since opening in 1994, 70M total visitors
    • McCormick Place: Using 60 meeting spaces and 200,000 square feet of exhibit space


  • 25 national political conventions hosted in Chicago, most of any U.S. city
  • 77 community areas
  • 29 beaches
  • 26 miles of open lakefront
  • 7,300+ restaurants