This afternoon, President Donald Trump took to social media with this announcement.
Wow! Just got word that our June 18th, Tuesday, ANNOUNCEMENT in Orlando, Florida, already has 74,000 requests for a 20,000 seat Arena. With all of the big events that we have done, this ticket looks to be the “hottest” of them all. See you in Florida!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2019
It’s possible. After all, we’ve seen the President fill large venues here in Central Florida before, and regardless of what you think of this President, this is a historic announcement. It’s quite possible the demand is more than the Amway Center can hold.
Which is why they should move it.
If you’re a regular reader here, then you know I think having the rally at the Amway Center is a bad idea (story HERE). There is too much construction around there and not enough space for Trump supporters and protesters to coexist peacefully together. Now, with a real certainty that they’re going to fill the building, it looks more and more like we’re trying to stuff a watermelon down a garbage disposal.
Why don’t we do it at Camping World Stadium? There is a photo opp for you. If I were on the President’s team, I’d love that idea. Give everyone plenty of space to move around in a venue that is designed for the event taking place there.
To the city of Orlando’s credit, they’re doing what they can to keep residents safe (story HERE), but even if the President is exaggerating and the demand is half of what he says, that is still too much overflow outside of the arena for safety purposes.
Next Tuesday is shaping up to be a big night for Orlando. The world will be watching as the President makes his announcement. Let’s make sure Orlando looks good by doing what we can to keep our people safe.