Earlier this week, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign announced he would be holding a campaign event in Mobile, AL in the theater the city’s civic center, a venue that holds less than 2,000 people. However, as ticket requests increased, the venue was changed to another room at the same venue, the arena, which holds 10,000 people.
However, late Wednesday, that venue was determined to be insufficient and it was moved to the city’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000 and hosts University of South Alabama football games, the Senior Bowl and the GoDaddy.com bowl.
Mobile, the location of Friday’s event, is also the hometown of conservative favorite Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who over the weekend praised Trump’s policy proposals on immigration.
During his campaign event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Trump was asked about his visit to Mobile, to which he responded by referring to the venue and the crowd he anticipates.
“[Organizers] went to a room for 2,000 people, but that wasn’t big enough,” Trump said. “It’s going to end up at 30,000 to 40,000 people in Alabama.”
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