Appearance by presidential candidate on Saturday

10/24/2008 - By: Jane Tors

The University of Nevada, Reno campus will be the site for a Barack Obama campaign rally Saturday. The U.S. Senator and presidential candidate is scheduled to appear Oct. 25 and address the audience assembled in Peccole Park, home of Wolf Pack baseball. Gates will open at 7:30 a.m.

The morning-long event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, although the Obama Campaign encourages those who plan to attend to RSVP online. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For security reasons, do not bring bags and please limit personal items. Backpacks, food and drink will not be permitted in Peccole Park. No signs or banners will be permitted at the request of the campaign.

Free parking will be available in the Brian Whalen Parking Complex and the West Stadium Parking Complex. Entrances to both parking structures are off of North Virginia Street. Additional parking will be available in the north-campus parking lots off of Comstock Drive (north of the campus Post Office).

Disabled parking will be available outside of Peccole Park. To access this parking area, enter campus at 15th Street, in front of Lawlor Events Center on North Virginia Street, and follow the directional signage.

Evans Avenue will be closed Saturday morning from Enterprise Road to Jodi Drive. On-campus streets and driving routes in the vicinity of Peccole Park will be closed. Vehicles parked in the vicinity of Peccole Park on Saturday morning may be subject to being towed. There will be no building closures.

“We are pleased to be the site for this appearance and, as always, we continue to extend an open invitation for presidential candidates of all parties to visit our campus,” said University President Milt Glick. “Events like this contribute to a more informed electorate and certainly contribute to an engaging and educational atmosphere for our students.”

Saturday’s rally will be Obama’s third visit to the University campus this year. He and his wife Michelle spoke at the University’s Virginia Street Gym on Jan. 18. The candidate’s most recent appearance was Sept. 30, when an estimated 12,000 attended a campaign rally on the University’s Quad.

For more information or to RSVP, the Obama campaign asks that the public visit nv.barackobama.com or call (775) 322-0935.


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