The Virginia Beach Fire Marshal's office estimated the size of the crowd to be 12,000. A McCain campaign spokeswoman claimed the crowd size was 25,000, but the Convention Center's capacity is only 16,000.
This has been an ongoing issue with the campaign. Olbermann even did a piece on it.
That's just pathetic, but not surprising. McCain has even had trouble "fill[ing] the ballroom” for an upcoming fundraiser.