Sen. Obama accepts presidential nomination

DENVER, CO The Illinois senator has become the first black American to accept the presidential nomination of a major political party.

Local officials say the stadium held more than its normal capacity for Denver Bronco football games because many extra seats were placed on the field.

There were constant flashes throughout the stadium from those trying to get a visual record of the event.

When Obama's speech concluded, pyrotechnics spewed from the rear of the podium. Streamers dropped on Obama, his family and running mate Joe Biden and his wife, who joined him in waving to the crowd.

**During the Democratic National Convention, Tom Abrahams and Miya Shay will be blogging from Denver. You can see their reports all week here on abc13.com and on Eyewitness News.

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