Trump to hold Lee County rally at Germain Arena

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ESTERO, Fla. – In his first Southwest Florida visit since becoming the GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump will hold a rally at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Germain Arena.

Doors open at 1 p.m., according to the candidate’s website.

The Germain Arena can hold a little more than 8,000 people. Tickets are free, but limited on Trump’s website. People interested in attending the rally can download only two tickets per phone number.

Florida is considered a major swing state in presidential elections. In Trump’s schedule, which only provided dates for Wednesday through Sept. 19, he is set to appear in Florida twice, while only making appearances in Ohio, New York, New Hampshire, Texas and Colorado once. Trump is hosting a rally at the James L. Knight Center in Miami on Friday, just ahead of his Lee County visit.

Some students at the nearby Florida Gulf Coast University plan to use Trump’s rally to protest, while others have already secured their tickets. There are other students who are more concerned about the anticipated uptick in traffic.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on its safety or traffic procedures for the rally.

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