Trump visits Phoenix for campaign event: What you need to know

President Donald Trump (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Donald Trump will be making a 2020 election campaign stop in the Valley on February 19 and preparations are underway to keep people safe during the event in downtown Phoenix.

Here's what you need to know:


Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum

1826 W. McDowell Rd.

Phoenix, AZ


*Parking lots open at 6:00 a.m.

*Attendees may enter the Coliseum starting at 3:00 p.m.

*The event begins at 7:00 p.m.

FOX 10 will be live streaming the event starting at 7 p.m. tonight on and


UPDATE: At 3:34 p.m., the Phoenix Fire Department tweeted, "Parking for tonight's event at the Fairgrounds is now at capacity. Overflow lots are filling quickly. Pay attention to restricted parking in neighborhoods."

*Within the Arizona State Fairgrounds

*Within the parking lot west of 19th Ave., south of Encanto Blvd.

*Fee: $10, cash only

*No oversized vehicles are permitted

*There will be no public access to the lot at 17th Ave. and McDowell

*Rideshare pick up and drop off is located at the 19th Ave. and Monte Vista gate


*19th Ave. and Monte Vista

*Encanto Blvd. east of 19th Ave.


According to the city of Phoenix, roads will be closed as President Trump's motorcade moves to and from the airport and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Since this will happen during rush hour, expect traffic delays.

During the event, "Encanto will be closed between 17th & 19th Avenues and traffic is expected to be heavy on the main thoroughfares of 19th Ave., McDowell and Grand Ave. Choose alternate routes when possible."

Arizona State Fairgrounds officials say for the safety and security of guests, the following items are prohibited:



*Animals other than service/guide animals


*Bags exceeding size restrictions




*Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems



*Glass, thermal, or metal containers

*Laser pointers

*Mace / Pepper spray


*Selfie Sticks


*Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20' x 3' x 1/4")

*Support for signs and placards

*Toy guns


*Recreational motorized mobility devices

*Weapons of any kind

*Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says 1st Amendment/Free Speech areas will be located at 19th Ave. and Monte Vista Rd., along with 19th Ave. and Encanto Blvd. The city of Phoenix says the areas will be clearly marked.


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