Bam to the Old Dominion

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President to talk jobs Fri. at the University of Richmond.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2011

NEW DETAILS: President Obama to Travel to Richmond, Virginia

WASHINGTON – On Friday, September 9, the President will travel to the University of Richmond to talk about the bipartisan proposals to grow the economy and create jobs that he laid out in his speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. The President’s remarks at the University of Richmond are open to pre-credentialed media and are open to ticketed members of the public. The arrival and departure of Air Force One at Richmond International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media, but closed to the public.

Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival/departure of Air Force One at Richmond International airport, should RSVP HERE by 12pm ET, Thursday September 8.

Members of the media who wish to cover the President’s remarks at the University of Richmond should RSVP HERE by 12pm ET, Thursday September 8.

Note: Media organizations that wish to cover both events should plan on sending separate crews to the airport and the town hall, as a single crew will not be able to cover both events.

LOGISTICAL DETAILS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR BROADCAST OR PUBLICATION:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Air Force One Arrival and Departure

Location: Continental Maintenance Hanger

Richmond International Airport

Located near the intersection of South Airport Drive and Fox Road

Richmond, VA

Directions from I-64 E: Take Exit 197A and merge onto VA-156 S/South Airport Drive toward Sandston. Continue to follow South Airport Drive. Turn left onto Fox Road.

Estimated Time:

Arrival: 10:30 a.m.

Departure: 12:45 p.m.

Coverage: Open Press

NOTE: Media who wish to cover departure must arrive for Air Force One arrival. Media who leave after Air Force One arrival will not be able to re-access the airport to cover departure.

Media pre-set: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

No access to equipment: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Media entrance: South entrance of Continental Maintenance Hanger

Media access: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Final media access: 10:00 a.m.

Satellite truck parking: Gate W5 (located near the south end of the Continental Express Maintenance Hanger). All trucks should arrive at 7:30 a.m. to cable to the press riser. Parking will be directed on-site.

Media Parking: S1 Parking Lot

Cable run: 500 feet

Throw: 150 feet

Press contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Stephanie Temaat, 202.757.9685. stemaat@who.eop.gov

President Obama to Deliver Remarks on the Economy at the University of Richmond

Location: Robins Center

University of Richmond

23 Boatwright Drive

Richmond, VA 23173

Event Start Time (Estimated): 11:35 a.m.

Coverage: Open Press

Media pre-set: 5:00 – 6:00 a.m.

No access to equipment: 6:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Media entrance: Robins Center North Entrance. Press entrance is located on the eastern edge of the building.

Media access: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Final media access: 10:00 a.m.

Satellite truck parking: Robins Center North Entrance.

Satellite truck directions from I-95: Take Exit 79 onto I-64 Westbound. From either direction, take the immediate left exit ramp onto I-195 Southbound. Go approximately 2 miles, and exit for “VA 147/Cary St./Grove Avenue.”

On the ramp, make the first right. At the stop sign, turn right; then turn left at the next traffic light onto Grove Avenue westbound.

Follow Grove Avenue approximately two miles until it ends at a traffic light at Three Chopt Rd. Turn right onto Three Chopt Rd.

Go approximately one-quarter mile, and make a wide left turn onto Towana Dr. Go straight, passing the Gateway Dr (entrance to the university). At the stop sign, turn left onto College Rd.

Just past Robins Stadium, on the left, turn left into the north entrance parking area, between the stadium and the Robins Center arena.

Media parking: Directed on-site. Please follow signs on campus to find designated event parking.

Cable run: 700 feet

Throw: 60 feet

NOTE: Limited power and workspace will be available. Wireless internet will be available.

Contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Stephanie Temaat, 202-757-9685, stemaat@who.eop.gov

Public Ticket Distribution Information:

Members of the general public: The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available at the following ticket distribution location from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Tickets will be limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Modlin Center
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond VA 23173

Due to limited space at the event the White House will only be able to fulfill a limited number of requests for tickets. Tickets are not for sale or re-sale.

Event Day Logistics:

Public Entry: North Entrance to the Robins Center – University of Richmond

Doors Open: 8:30 a.m.

Tickets are required for entry. Tickets can be obtained at the public ticket distribution Thursday.

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Related Topics: Democratic Party, Issues, Jobs, News, White House

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