The rally – intended as the Trump campaign's official 2020 launch – is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Amway Stadium. Per the president's tweet, 74,000 ticket requests for the 20,000-seat arena have already been submitted.
Wow! Just got word that our June 18th, Tuesday, ANNOUNCEMENT in Orlando, Florida, already has 74,000 requests for a 20,000 seat Arena. With all of the big events that we have done, this ticket looks to be the “hottest” of them all. See you in Florida!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2019
Trump will be joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence on Tuesday, Trump said last month.
WESH reports that the Trump campaign expects about 17,000 people to attend, per their permit, many of whom will be outside. It's still unclear whether screens outside the venue will broadcast the rally, as happened at several of the president's previous raucous rallies.
We've reached out to the Orlando Police Department for further information on security-related measures at the stadium and for the counter-protest set to take place at the gay bar Stonewall in downtown Orlando on Tuesday.
We'll update this story as soon as we hear back.
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