Arizonans camp out for tickets to see President Obama speak

President Barack Obama may not be arriving in the valley until Wednesday night, but Arizonans are already camped out hoping to see him.

Obama will speak at Central High School. The tickets are free to the public, but they are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The tickets will be available at the Phoenix Union High School District office at Central and Campbell.

They won't be handed out until noon on Tuesday, so a number of people camped out to make sure they get their hands on some tickets.

The president will arrive in the valley on Wednesday night and then on Thursday morning between 10 a.m. And 10:30 a.m. He will speak at Central High School about the housing market.

He's also expected to unveil a new plan to boost home ownership.

The president's stop in Phoenix will focus on new executive steps and proposals for congress this week on home ownership ahead of his state of the union address.

Despite recent criticism of the president, he's still got some big fans.

"I was out all afternoon. I thought, 'I'm not going to miss this, I'm going to go get a ticket,' so I borrowed a sleeping bag from my neighbor. Once I got the sleeping bag, I knew I was coming," said Janet Brandon. "I love that man, even if he weren't president, he's such a good man."

Tickets will be available beginning at noon, but doors will open at 8 a.m.

The office is located at 4502 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
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