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Coliseum releases details, issues advisories for Trump visit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Memorial Coliseum has issued a "Traffic and Event Advisory" ahead of President Donald Trump's scheduled rally at the venue Monday.

Trump will rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Coliseum. Doors for the event open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are available HERE.

Upwards of 20,000 are expected for the rally, officials have said.

As a result of the large crowd that's expected, the Coliseum has encouraged guests to carpool if possible, and arrive early.

The following road closures are planned for Monday:

  • Parnell Avenue from Coliseum Boulevard to just north of the Memorial Coliseum entrance #2 from 3 p.m. to the event’s conclusion.
  • Parnell Avenue from just south of the Memorial Coliseum entrance #2 to Spy Run Extended from 5 p.m. to the event’s conclusion.
  • Coliseum Boulevard from just west of the Parnell Avenue intersection to Paul Shaffer Drive for limited short term closures at various times throughout the day.
  • Parnell Avenue from the Coliseum Boulevard intersection, north to Clinton Street for limited short term closures at various times throughout the day.
  • Bob Chase Way (entrance #6) off Coliseum Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. through the event’s conclusion.
  • All outbound traffic at the Parnell Avenue entrance #2 will be forced to travel south on Parnell Avenue at the event’s conclusion.

The best ways to travel to the Memorial Coliseum for the event include:

  • From westbound Coliseum Boulevard via the traffic light at entrance #1 at Paul Shaffer Drive.
  • From northbound Parnell Avenue or Spy Run Extended to Memorial Coliseum entrance #2 on Parnell Avenue BEFORE 3 p.m.
  • From eastbound Coliseum Boulevard to Memorial Coliseum entrance #1 on Coliseum Boulevard or to entrance #2 on Parnell Avenue BEFORE 3 p.m.

Other important event notes to consider:

  • Parking at the Memorial Coliseum is $6 for automobiles, vans, trucks and motorcycles. Parking for RVs and buses is $18. The parking lot attendants accept cash only.
  • Access to the Preferred Parking lot will only be available from Coliseum Boulevard entrance #1.
  • All guests will enter the building at the Conference Center entrance at the south end of the complex for security screening.
  • All guests must have a confirmed ticket from www.donaldtrump.com. 
  • Doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m.
  • An overflow video feed is planned for the Conference Center once the Arena is full.
  • No posters, banners, or signs may be brought into the event.
  • No food and beverage is permitted to be carried in from the outside.
  • There is no dress code.
  • No professional cameras with a detachable lens will be permitted.
  • No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or GoPro cameras will be permitted.
  • ID is not required for entry.

The Memorial Coliseum said its Ticket Office will be closed Monday. Tickets for upcoming events can still be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com/acwmc, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or the Ticketmaster mobile application.
 


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