All Tickets for Obama's Kent State Visit Given Away
Those still vying for admission may put their name on a waiting list, but there are no guarantees that anymore free tickets will be made available.
Free tickets for Obama's campaign stop in Kent have all been given away, reports the Falls News Press.
About 5,000 lucky supporters of President Barack Obama will listen to his campaign message in person Wednesday when he speaks at the Kent State University Memorial Athletic Convocation Center.
Hundreds of people from around Northeast Ohio lined up as early as 3:30 a.m. today to get their ticket to see the president when he stops in Kent Wednesday afternoon.
However, some went away disappointed when they heard early Monday afternoon that all the tickets had been handed out.
On the Kent State campus, one of two ticket give-away locations in Kent, the line stretched early this morning from outside the Kent State Library along the Esplanade, past the MACC, down Terrace Drive and around the May 4 1970 Memorial to Taylor Hall.
Evan Gildenblatt, executive director of Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government speaking for the Obama Ohio campaign, said he wasn't surprised to see such a huge line on campus to get tickets to see the president.
Those still vying for admission may put their name on a waiting list, but there's no guarantee that anymore tickets will be given away.