Ohio University says event set-up for President Obama’s visit Wednesday began Tuesday morning on the College Green. Access through the green will be restricted overnight beginning at 10 p-m – and will be closed beginning at eleven Wednesday morning until the end of the rally.
OU says the queue for guests begins at Court Street, going west on President Street and Union Street. The gates will open to the event at three tomorrow afternoon. All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed. Cell phones and cameras are permitted, as well as strollers for those with small children.
Event parking for guests with disabled parking placards will available at the Baker Center garage, while Peden Stadium parking will be open only to attendees of the campaign event. A ticket will be required to park in the lot.
Baker surface and garage parking will be closed except to those with monthly passes. Also parking lots that exit onto University Terrace between Park Place and Union Street will be closed – and specific spaces and rows of spaces in other lots around campus will also be unavailable tomorrow.
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8:30 Wednesday morning; Union Street between South Congress and East Green Drive, South Court between Park Place and East Washington, University Terrace between Park Place and East Union and South College Street between East Union and East Washington.
The east sidewalk of South Court Street, University Terrace between Park Place and East Union Street, East Union between South Court Street and University Terrace, and South College between East Union and East Washington, will be closed to pedestrian traffic beginning at 8:30 tomorrow morning.
Several offices in the county courthouse annex will close at noon because of the rally – that includes the Auditor’s, Treasurer’s and Recorder’s offices. All other county offices – including the Board of Election will remain open.