YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There will be a big screen outside of the Covelli Centre on Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s speech, according to the Youngstown Police Department.
Police said there have been over 20,000 reservations for Trump’s visit, while the Covelli Centre only has seating for 7,000 people.
Trump’s speech starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with doors opening at 4 p.m.
In addition to traffic restrictions consistent with a “sold out” event, the southbound traffic on the South Avenue bridge will be closed, beginning at 4 p.m. Police said other unannounced street restrictions and closings may occur.
They’re encouraging those going to the rally to park in the surface lots west of Market Street or north of the arena.
At this point, there is no word on whether there will be any access to the old Plaza Place parking deck or whether there will be shuttle service, so attendees may have to walk to and from the arena.
Leaders of the Mahoning County Democrats have also planned protests in the downtown area.
The public is encouraged to avoid the east end of the downtown unless attending the event.
If you can’t get tickets for the event, you can watch President Trump’s speech live on Tuesday night. It will be streamed on WKBN.com and broadcast from the Covelli Centre on MyYTV.
Trump also plans to make a stop in Struthers as part of America’s Heroes Week. The stop will be made prior to the speech at the Covelli Centre.
Police are encouraging those going to the rally to park in the surface lots west of Market Street (along Front Street or catty corner from Powers Auditorium along Commerce Street) or north of the arena.