Presidential candidate Donald Trump is going to rally up supporters in a jam-pack football stadium at his next campaign stop in Alabama, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
“[Organizers] went to a room for 2,000 people, but that wasn’t big enough,” Trump said at the event. “It’s going to end up at thirty to forty-thousand people in Alabama.
With his next campaign stop being in Alabama, it’s only fitting that presidential candidate Donald Trump is going to rally up supporters in a jam-packed football stadium.
City officials have confirmed to News 5 the location for Donald Trump’s pep rally in Mobile on Friday night has been moved to Ladd-Peebles Stadium. It’s the same venue used for the Senior Bowl and University of South Alabama home games.
Wednesday night at his town hall rally in New Hampshire, Trump was excited about his trip to Mobile.
“[Organizers] went to a room for 2,000 people, but that wasn’t big enough,” Trump said at the event. “It’s going to end up at thirty to forty-thousand people in Alabama.”
As we had previously reported, Trump’s town hall rally in Mobile was originally planned to be held in the theater at the Mobile Civic Center, which seats less than two-thousand people.
When ticket demand exceeded that figure, the arena at Mobile Civic Center — which seats ten-thousand people — was considered.
But event organizers ultimately settled on Ladd-Peebles Stadium, one of the largest venues in south Alabama.
“The people are speaking,” Trump said. “It’s an amazing thing, it’s like a movement.”
The only concern now is the weather. Mobile has experienced a steady stream of storms so far this week, with showers in the forecast in the coming days.
Though it will likely take a lot more than a little water to stop Trump’s momentum. News 5 hasn’t learned of any alternative venue in the event of severe weather.
The Trump media circus is expected to descend on Mobile sometime on Friday evening. Doors open for the event at 5:30pm.
At least 100 national and international journalists are accompanying Trump on his national campaign, which since his “coming out party” at the Republican Debate, has been mostly exclusive to the early primary states of New Hampshire and Iowa.