ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The City of Orlando is preparing for President Donald Trump's arrival on Tuesday at the Amway Center.
President Trump is expected to announce his re-election campaign in Orlando on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of people are flocking here to witness the start of the President's 2020 run.
Preparations for the President's arrival began underway over the weekend. Church Street in front of the Amway Center is already shut down. Other roadways in the area will close at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Even more closures will occur at 2 p.m., including the closure of the I-4 westbound South Street on-ramp.
Heavy delays are expected, especially around the evening rush hour. Those headed to the rally are advised to take the SunRail or other forms of public transportation, as parking will be limited.
The Secret Service could change or add road closures at any given time.
The Trump campaign is holding a festival for supporters called '45 Fest.' Starting at 10 a.m., the area outside the Amway Center will have food trucks and live country music. Big screens will also be located there for those who do not make it into the arena to hear the President speak.
The massive event is also drawing lots of attention from protestors. One opposition rally, titled the 'Win With Love' rally, is planned just a couple blocks from Trump’s event at Stonewall bar. It is organized by a coalition of community members. A street part is planned before the protest kicks off.
“I would expect a couple thousand people to come out and really the logistics of the event are quite simple, from 5 to 6 we’ll be having a street party, then at 6 o’clock for about an hour we’ll hear from voices from all around this community,” Brandon Wolf, the protest organizer, told Fox 35.
Several other protests around the city are planned and a 20-foot 'baby Trump' balloon may even make an appearance, as one group is asking to bring it along.
Wolf also said that the coalition is working closely with law enforcement and secret service to ensure the safety of protestors and avoid interference with the Trump event.