More details on Obama UI visit

More details on Obama UI visit

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Tickets available noon Monday at University Box Office in IMU

This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. April 23, 2012.

President Barack Obama will speak at the University of Iowa Field House, 225 South Grand Ave., Wednesday, April 25. The event will begin around 1 p.m., and doors open at 10 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and will be available at the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union from noon to 5 p.m., Monday, April 23, and again on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be picked up in person. Because of space limitations, only one ticket is allowed per person and they are not for sale or re-sale.

Children 2 and younger do not require a ticket. However, strollers are not allowed into the building.

Please note: Some tickets were misprinted, indicating that doors to Wednesday’s event open at 10 p.m. Doors in fact open at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Parking near the Field House will be limited, and attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

Ticket holders must enter the Field House on the east side main entrance and will be required to pass through a metal detector.

Attendees are prohibited from bringing into the building backpacks, large bags, umbrellas, purses, bottles, food and signs. Non–media ticket holders are also prohibited from carrying in laptop computers.

No weapons (including mace, pen knives, etc.) are allowed. Attendees may bring cameras (but not camera cases or bags) as well as cell phones.

An area has been established for protestors on the grass at the northwest corner and in front of Slater Residence Hall and at the southwest corner of Rienow Residence Hall.For the latest information about President Obama's visit, see


Stephen Pradarelli, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0007


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