Government & Politics

Long line on KU campus for tickets to Thursday’s Obama visit

A long line of people seeking tickets for President Barack Obama’s University of Kansas appearance was building Tuesday morning on campus.

The president will speak Thursday morning at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion, 1575 Irving Hill Road in Lawrence. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

KU students, faculty and staff started obtaining tickets beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Student Union Activities Box Office at the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. in Lawrence. A valid university ID is required to receive a ticket.

The university’s Twitter account showed the line winding down to behind Dyche Hall by about 8:30.

Public tickets are available beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Dreher 4-H Building on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.

A limited number of tickets are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets, which are free, are also limited to one per person.

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