From Herald-Tribune:

Obama in Sarasota Thursday at 9 a.m.

Barack Obama will host a rally at Ed Smith baseball stadium Thursday morning. Gates open at 9 a.m. Obama will likely take the stage and hour or two later.

The event is free and open to everyone. Tickets are not required but anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP online at so the campaign has an idea of how many people to expect.

Parking will cost $3 per car, said park facilities manager Pat Calhoun.

The stadium, located at 12th and Tuttle, will accomodate between 8,000 and 10,000 people for the event. Obama’s recent rallies have drawn tens of thousands of supporters — so we’re guessing the line will form early.

For more information, visit the Sarasota campaign office above Sarasota News and Books on Main Street.