SACRAMENTO -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will host his Sacramento and Stockton campaign rallies May 9 and 10 at Bonney Field at Cal Expo and at Weber Point Event Center.
Venue officials tell FOX that, although the stadium seats 12,000 people, they estimate standing capacity at upwards of 17,000. Sanders’ campaign, however, would not speculate on how many attendees they’ll get.
Officials with CHP Valley Division says they will handle Sanders' motorcade to, and from, the airport, as well as assist in bomb sweeps. Meanwhile, Sacramento police will aid Secret Service in crowd control and security.
Sac PD says road closures will roll with the Sanders motorcase, and streets would only be closed momentarily. Their response will vary greatly based on how many people are expected to turn out, because capacity crowd and over capacity crowd could require very different responses.
Stockton Police say Center Street will be closed between Fremont Street and Weber Avenue, starting at 5 a.m. The street is expected to reopen around noon.
Both events are free and open to the public at a first come, first served basis, so RSVPs are encouraged. Bags are not allowed for security reasons, and attendees are asked to limit their possessions to small personal items like keys and cellphones.
Paid parking will be available at Bonney Field through the main gate located on Exposition Boulevard and Heritage Way. Parking will be $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. Parking at the Stockton rally is limited to nearby street and garage parking.
For more information visit the rally website.
- When: Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
- Where: Bonney Field at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd
- When: Tuesday, May 10 at 7 a.m.
- Where: Weber Point Event Center, 221 N. Center St