20,000 expected for Trump rally in Fort Wayne

Supporters started lining up at 6am for a chance to get into the Memorial Coliseum for President Trump's rally today. (Jeff Bowman/WPTA)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Today marks the first time a sitting President of the United States has visited Fort Wayne in 36 years.

Ronald Reagan came to the Summit City to survey flood damage and recovery efforts back in 1982. Tonight, President Donald Trump visits the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for a rally supporting US Senate Candidate Mike Braun, less than a day before polls open for Election Day.

Coliseum General Manager Randy Brown says officials expect as many as 20,000 people to show up for today’s rally, which is set for shortly after 6pm. Large monitors and speakers will be set up for those who can’t make it into the arena to view the speech directly.

“I think it’s going to be a record-setting day,” Brown says. “We’ll have over 15,000 inside, and we’ll have jumbotrons set up in the parking lot with concert-level speakers.”

It’s Trump’s second visit to Fort Wayne in recent memory; he stopped by in May 2016 while fighting for the Republican Party Presidential nomination.


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