Initially it looked like President Barack Obama would make only a brief stop in Richmond as part of his two day, six state post-debate tour of the country. The first briefing described the president making a "tarmac" stop in Richmond on Thursday.
Today campaign officials say the president will speak at The Carillon in Byrd Park. A spot in the heart of the Richmond and one the offers the potential for an enormous crowd and a huge traffic situation for people traveling in that area.
(Obama's last visit to Metro-Richmond was to Glen Allen in August)
The president will start his Thursday with an event in Tampa, Florida. He will arrive in Florida after an overnight flight after a three stop day on Wednesday. He will come to Richmond sometime during the midday, before departing for Chicago to be the first president in history to cast his ballot early.
As he hopscotches across the country, the president will make cold calls to undecided voters to convince them to support his campaign.
The event in Richmond marks the first time the president has been to Central Virginia since his stop in Glen Allen in August. The president delivered his remarks that day in the pouring rain.
If you are planning on going to the president's visit on Thursday, plan now. It is free, but tickets are required and parking and getting to the event will certainly be difficult.
Ticket information can be found below:
One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available online at http://va.barackobama.com/
Members of the public can also pick-up tickets starting Tuesday, October 23rd and continuing Wednesday, October 24th from 10am-8pm EDT at one of the following OFA offices:
North Richmond OFA-VA Office
408 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219
South Richmond OFA-VA Office
617 East Belt Avenue Richmond, VA 23224
VCU OFA-VA Office
935 West Grace Street Richmond, VA 23220
West Henrico OFA-VA Office
2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Suites 103, 105 Richmond, VA 23294
East Henrico OFA-VA Office
4719 Nine Mile Road Richmond, VA 23223