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Presidential Visit in Seminole: What to Know If You Are Going

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about President Barack Obama's visit on Sept. 8.

So you have your tickets to hear on Saturday at St. Petersburg College's Seminole campus.

Here's a list of tips for attending from the college's website:

1. Parking. Spaces are limited at St. Petersburg College. There will be a shuttle service from the Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. in Seminole. The shuttle service starts at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

2. Strollers. Yes, they are allowed.

3. Bags? No large bags. Please limit personal belongings to a wallet, cell phone and camera.

4. Water bottles? You can bring a water bottle while waiting in line, but you will not be able to bring drinks into the event. Water will be provided.

5. Seating? This outdoor event is a standing rally. Limited seating will be available for people with disabilties. Lawn chairs are allowed in line, but not inside the event.

6. Photos? Yes, photos are allowed.

7. Signs? Event organizers appreciate people's support, but because of security signs will not be allowed in the event space.

8. President's Arrival. The college did not know the president's arrival time. But the gates at the event will open at 8:30 a.m. (The president arrived at the airport in Clearwater around 11 p.m. Friday night. The president is supposed to "take the stage" around 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.)

Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 11:45 AM
On one of the busses now!
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 01:31 PM
And now I'm in!
Melissa Lattman September 08, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Thanks for the real time updates Brendan!
Captain Howard Levy September 08, 2012 at 01:48 PM
What about the weather? Apparently he melts if he gets wet.....
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The clouds are breaking up and it is surprisingly mild. The crowd is in the shadow of one of the buildings, for now. There is music and a great mood in the field.
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 02:17 PM
After the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem & a prayer, young volunteers from St. Pete College speak on their own experiences in the campaign.
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Kathy Pastor on the Mic now.
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Little rain sprinkle, passed. Kathy hitting all of the talking points. The mics don't seem loud enough. Sun is out, getting hotter. Bill Nelson just took the stage.
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Bill reminds us the importance of th I4 corridor.
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Waiting for the main event.
Brendan Tierney September 08, 2012 at 03:26 PM
The President of the United States is addressing Pinellas County.
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