A Weekend Transformation at Sullivan Arena

Sullivan Arena prepares for CNN debate

Preparations are underway at Sullivan Arena

With the CNN, WMUR, New Hampshire Union Leader debate now one week away, preparations are well underway for the pending arrival of television crews and politicians. Before CNN's John King and the seven participating candidates can take to the stage, much work remains to be done, with a high school commencement in the midst of the action.

Over the weekend, a crew arrived to build the superstructure that will hold lights, and various pieces of the debate set. The crew worked from 8 a.m. to well after midnight Sunday, clearing the way for the Saint Anselm staff to prepare the arena for a Tuesday evening commencement ceremony of a local high school.

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