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Going to President Trump rally in Phoenix? Everything you need to know

Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 20:44:59-05

President Donald Trump will be in Phoenix on Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, to hold a "Keep America Great" rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

If you're headed over there, here is everything you need to know about getting there, where to park, and what is and is not allowed inside the venue.

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Where is Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum located?

The venue is located on the Arizona State Fairgrounds near 19th Avenue and McDowell Roads in Phoenix. The address to the fairgrounds is 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

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What time does the rally start?

The gates to Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. The rally is expected to start at 7 p.m.

Parking lots will open at 6 a.m. or 8 a.m., depending on the lot. (We have more details on parking below.)

There are two entrances to the fairgrounds for Trump's rally: 19th Avenue and Monte Vista and on Encanto Boulevard, east of 19th Avenue.

How can I get tickets to the rally?

There is no cost to attend the rally, but people need to register via Trump's campaign website and can request up to two tickets. The Phoenix event has been published online for the last week. People were able to still register as of Tuesday afternoon.

Where can I park? How much does parking cost at the fairgrounds?

At 6 a.m., the parking lot near 19th Avenue and Monte Vista opens.
At 6 a.m., the West parking lot near 20th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard opens.
At 8 a.m., the parking lot at 18th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard opens.

Parking at the fairgrounds is $10 per vehicle, cash only. No oversized vehicles are allowed. Public parking is not allowed at the parking lot near 17th Avenue and McDowell, according to a news release.

Phoenix Police has warned motorists not to park in nearby residential streets near the fairgrounds because most require permits, and those who do not have one could be towed.

Those who take Uber or Lyft to the fairgrounds will be dropped off at 19th Avenue and Monte Vista, according to the fairgrounds.

What roadways and/or freeways will be closed?

According to Phoenix Police, several roads and freeways will be closed as President Trump and the presidential motorcade make their way from the airport to Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and back to the airport. Motorists should prepare for unexpected road closures and heavy traffic, which could happen during the evening commute.

Encanto Boulevard will be closed between 17th and 19th avenues near the Arizona State Fairgrounds, according to Phoenix police.

Where can protesters and supporters line up?

Those looking to assemble in protest or support of the President's visit will be able to do that on the north side of Encanto Boulevard between 17th and 19th avenues, according to Phoenix police.

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What does security look like?

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) said it is working with the United States Secret Service, Phoenix Police Department, and Phoenix Fire Department to ensure safety during President Trump's rally.

In a statement posted online, DPS said "[s]trict security measures and screening will be in place at the Coliseum and attendees should leave prohibited items at home or risk being denied entry."

Leave these items at home:

Aerosols
Ammunition
Animals other than service/guide animals
Backpacks
Bags exceeding size restrictions
Bicycles
Balloons
Coolers
Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
Explosives
Firearms
Glass, thermal, or metal containers
Laser pointers
Mace / Pepper spray
Packages
Selfie Sticks
Structures
Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20' x 3' x 1/4")
Support for signs and placards
Toy guns
Recreational motorized mobility devices
Weapons of any kind

How can I watch if I can't make it to the event?

You can watch full coverage from ABC15. We will have multiple crews covering the President's event -- from Air Force One's landing at Sky Harbor Airport to wheels up following his rally -- and everything in between. Click here for more information on how to watch.