GREEN BAY, Wis. –
Update 4/17/2019 6:00 p.m.
The Resch Center is preparing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Northeast Wisconsin next weekend. It will be the first time Trump has visited the Green Bay area since being elected president.
“It’s stressful, it’s hectic, it’s exciting, but it’s another day on the job,” said Terry Charles, PMI Entertainment Group. “Certainly any time a sitting president comes to visit your building, it’s always a special thing, because everything gets notched up just a little bit when it’s the sitting president.”
Charles, whose company manages the Resch Center Complex, says that the booking and set-up for a presidential visit isn’t that different from a typical event. The staging, sound, and lighting are similar – but there are some key differences.
“We have nothing to do with the ticketing,” Charles said. “There’s not a fee to enter the event. Folks who might want to see President Trump would go through a website to get the tickets for that.
The other thing that is different is the security. That pretty much is dictated by the Secret Service.”
While there are still a lot of unknowns about the president’s rally, Charles says more will be determined after some of the president’s representatives do a walk-through of the Resch Center.
“The capacity of the building will be determined on the set-up of the building, which we don’t know yet,” he said. “Where they’ll put the stage, some seats might be blocked off. So really, there’s some things we just don’t know yet.”
Ashwaubenon Public Safety will be one of the public agencies providing security for the president’s visit. Chief Eric Dunning says they’re meeting with the Secret Service next week to flesh out details, but he expects to be partnering with numerous agencies on the effort.
“Ultimately, you have a President of the United States,” Dunning said. “It’s probably the highest security measure we can have… We want to make sure the president has a safe entering and exiting of our area.”
Trump’s rally will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Free tickets can be obtained here.
Original Story 4/16/2019 11:13 a.m.
President Donald Trump plans to visit the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon on Saturday, April 27. The news was posted on the President’s website with a link to RSVP for free tickets to the event.
This is a developing story. Check back for new information as it becomes available.