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Officials move Donald Trump's rally to Madison City Schools Stadium

Trump will be in Huntsville Sunday. (Source: WAFF) Trump will be in Huntsville Sunday. (Source: WAFF)

Donald Trump’s campaign officials met with Huntsville Police Department and city officials Thursday morning to consider changing the venue for Sunday’s rally.

The rally has been moved to Madison City Schools Stadium at 211 Celtic Drive, Madison, AL 35758.

Trulock said Bob Jones has seated 10,000-12,000 for football games in the past, and has enough parking to accommodate the large crowd that is expected.  

“We’re happy to step in, and help out in any way we can,” said Madison City Mayor Troy Trulock.

Trump's campaign is running the event through the event hosting company. Sources estimate that between 10,000 and 20,000 people are expected to attend.

According to Eventbrite, the rally was scheduled to take place at Black Hall Aerospace on Wall Triana Highway at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. But campaign officials met with the city and Huntsville police this morning to discuss alternative sites for the large crowd expected.

Kelly Schrimsher, Communications Director for Mayor Tommy Battle, said they need a venue that can handle the high volume of parking and traffic.

“We’re looking for a commercial outside entity right now,” said Schrimsher.

Schrimsher said outdoor venues like Joe Davis Stadium, Milton Frank Stadium and John Hunt Park are not being considered. She said the Von Braun Center would be a possibility. Officials with the VBC have no comment at this time.

Louis Crews Stadium on the campus of Alabama A&M University can seat over 20,000 people. But Alabama A&M Director of Public Relations, Jerome Saintjones, said he has not been contacted about the use of Alabama A&M facilities for the event.  

Tim Hall, spokesperson for the US Space and Rocket Center said campaign officials reached out to him to ask if they would be able to host the rally.

“They are expecting 10,000 people or more,” said Hall. “There’s no way our facility could handle that crowd or traffic.”

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center will host fellow Republican candidate Marco Rubio on Saturday.

We have reached out to Donald Trump’s campaign for comment and have not received a response.  

As of 2:00 p.m. Thursday, free tickets are still available to Trump’s rally on Sunday.

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