President Donald Trump's visit to Melbourne has been confirmed.
He will appear at a rally that begins at 5 p.m. Saturday in the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport. Doors will open at 3 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule.
People seeking the free tickets are asked to provide their name, cellphone number, email address, state of residence and ZIP code. There is a limit of two tickets per cellphone number.
Don Tosti, a retiree who is a seasonal resident of Melbourne, was among the first to register for tickets on Wednesday.
"I'm a big supporter of him," Tosti said. "His phrase 'drain the swamp' was all I needed to hear. I'm really excited. I'm anxious to see him."
Volusia County Republican Party Chairman Tony Ledbetter, who is a volunteer coordinator for the Melbourne event, advised people who want to see the president to get there early.
As there are limits on how many people can fit in the hangar building, "just because you have a ticket doesn't guarantee entrance," Ledbetter said.
On Sept. 27, Trump made a campaign speech at the same AeroMod International hangar. Melbourne Police Chief Steve Mimbs estimated the audience was about 8,500 inside the hangar. Thousands more people who wanted to attend could not get inside because of building capacity limits.
Ledbetter said he is "excited about what the president is doing — communicating directly with the American people" through rallies like this.
He said the president is likely to talk about his early accomplishments as president and his plans for the future.
As in many events of this type in hangars and similar venues, people will be standing during the event, as there will be no seating, Ledbetter said. Attendees will not be allowed to bring their own chairs into the hangar.
An announcement of the event from "Team Trump-Pence" offered these other instructions for people planning to attend:
• Arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue.
• Limit personal items.
• Do not bring homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, backpacks or large bags into the venue.
• Trump-related merchandise will be sold at this event.