Arizona Department of Public Safety

02/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/17/2020 22:49

President Trump - Event Operations at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Phoenix - The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is working in partnership with the United States Secret Service, the City of Phoenix Police Department and Phoenix Fire Department to ensure the safety of all attending President Donald Trump's rally, at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Event parking will open to the public at 6:00 AM and the venue will open at 3:00 PM. Only those with tickets for the event will be admitted. The event will commence at 7:00 PM. Strict security measures and screening will be in place at the Coliseum and attendees should leave prohibited items at home or risk being denied entry. Prohibited items are listed below.

Temperatures are expected to be moderate, however, attendees should check weather before attending and dress accordingly. Plan for potentially long lines and heavy pedestrian traffic.

AZDPS Director Colonel Frank Milstead said, 'We stand with the public, governmental and law enforcement partners to help ensure the safety of everyone involved with the presidential visit.'

AZDPS reminds everyone, if you see something, say something. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies and report all suspicious activity by calling 877-272-8329 or submit a tip at:


Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum

1826 West McDowell Road


Parking lots will open at 6:00 AM

Attendees can enter the Coliseum starting at 3:00 PM

The event will begin at 7:00 PM


Parking will be available in the following areas:

  • Within the parking lots of the Arizona State Fair Grounds
  • Within the parking lot west of 19th Avenue, south of Encanto Boulevard


The only entrances for event attendees are:

  • 19th Avenue and Monte Vista
  • Encanto Boulevard east of 19th Avenue


Media will enter the State Fairgrounds s at the McDowell Road and 17th Drive entrance located at the south end of the property.

Media will be allowed to begin set-up at 9:00 AM but will be required to leave the venue no later than 10:30 AM, media may re-enter the venue at 2:30 PM.

Please send AZDPS related media queries to the Public Information Office at: [email protected]


No weapons, signs or alcohol are allowed in the venue.

For additional details, visit the 'Things To Leave at Home' section at


  • 19th Avenue and Monte Vista Road
  • 19th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard