Trump rally moved to football stadium, tens of thousands expected

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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks in Derry, N.H. Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president. Yet for all his bravado: “I’ve done an amazing job,” the Republican White House hopeful boasted during his announcement speech _ a review of the billionaire’s financial filings and recent deals suggests he’s no swashbuckler. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — With his next campaign stop being in Alabama, it’s only fitting that presidential candidate Donald Trump is going to rally up supporters in a jam-packed football stadium.

City officials have confirmed to News 5 the location for Donald Trump’s pep rally in Mobile on Friday night has been moved to Ladd-Peebles Stadium. It’s the same venue used for the Senior Bowl and University of South Alabama home games.

“It’s due to an overwhelming response,” said Kayla Farnon, spokeswoman for the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office. “More than 30,000 people have been confirmed to attend. “

24-Hour News 8 sister station WKRG is told Trump’s campaign has gone the extra mile to make the event as accommodating as possible. Shuttles to the stadium will be provided and there will be concession stands for food and drinks.

Trump’s campaign is fronting most, if not the entire bill for the event, including paying the overtime accumulated by Mobile city workers.

The official Trump rally poster sent to News 5 by the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.
Wednesday night at his town hall rally in New Hampshire, Trump was excited about his trip to Mobile.

“[Organizers] went to a room for 2,000 people, but that wasn’t big enough,” Trump said at the event. “It’s going to end up at thirty to forty-thousand people in Alabama.”

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