Trump re-election team says 100,000 people requested tickets to Houston rally

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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Toyota Center fills up as people wait for MAGA rally to begin

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- There is a sea of red at the Toyota Center as people patiently wait to see President Donald Trump's MAGA rally.

The doors were supposed to open up at 3:30 p.m. for the "Make America Great Again" rally, but organizers began to let people in just after 2 p.m. due to the overwhelming response.

The arena holds about 18,000 people, but the Trump re-election team that's organizing the event reports they've had 100,000 requests for tickets as of Sunday afternoon.

One man says he's been at the Toyota Center since 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

"I'm about to see a man whose done everything for our country he can. God bless him, I can't wait to say 'Thank you,'" he said.

The rally will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a tailgate featuring live music, food trucks and appearances by campaign spokespeople.

Attendees who can't get in will also be able to watch the president's speech on a big screen outside.

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