Government & Politics

July 26, 2014

President Obama will speak about the economy Wednesday at KC’s Uptown Theater

The president will arrive at KCI about 7 p.m. Tuesday, stay overnight and deliver a speech on the economy at 11 a.m. Wednesday before leaving Kansas City. Tickets for the speech are required and will be available free starting at 9 a.m. Monday.

President Barack Obama’s visit to Kansas City will feature an open-to-the-public speech on the economy Wednesday at the Uptown Theater.

Obama will arrive in Kansas City about 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kansas City International Airport, the White House announced Saturday, and stay overnight. The arrival and Wednesday departure of Air Force One are closed to the public.

The president will speak about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The event will be free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry.

Space is limited, and one ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. Monday at the theater.

Ticketed guests will be permitted to enter the theater starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. All those attending will be required to go through airport-like security, should not bring bags and should limit personal items. No signs or banners will be permitted.

Air Force One is scheduled to leave Kansas City about 1:35 p.m. Wednesday.

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