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Donald Trump Headlines USF Sun Dome Tonight


The race for president is starting to heat up in the Tampa Bay area.  Donald Trump is coming to the University of South Florida Sun Dome tonight.

Several thousand people are expected to be at the 10,000-seat USF Sun Dome to see Donald Trump, who is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m.  A group of student protesters say they're planning to make their voices heard, as well, outside the event. It's his only scheduled Florida appearance, since Trump will be off to South Carolina to stump before next week's primary there.

This will be Trump's fourth campaign appearance in Florida. The last one was in Sarasota, where the part-time Palm Beach resident drew more than 4,000 people. He's expected to pay a lot of attention to Florida and it's winner-take-all primary, which will be held March 15.

Most polls show him with a commanding lead in the state.

The doors open at 5 p.m. There is no charge for tickets, but there is a $20 parking fee.

Here's a list of items that are prohibited:

Firearm of any type                            - Leatherman brand tools (or similar)

- Weapon of any type                            - Screwdrivers (or similar)

- Hazardous materials                          - Glass bottles

- Chemical materials                - Tripods

- Radiological materials           - Coolers

- Biological materials               - Air-horns/noise makers of any kind

- Knives (of any kind)                           - Laser pointers

- Toy guns / toy weapons                     - Aerosol containers

- Fireworks                                           - Soda cans

- Pepper spray / mace                          - Sticks/poles

- Scissors                                             - Baseballs, softballs, etc.

- Razor blades                                      - Produce

- Needles                                              - Any outside food or drink

- Signage of any kind                           - Professional cameras/recording devices


Parking directions:
If arriving from Fletcher Avenue, enter the USF campus on Maple Drive; The Sun Dome will be on your left. If arriving on Fowler Avenue, you may enter the USF  campus from Bull Run Drive or Leroy Collins Boulevard.
If entering from 50th Street, turn West onto Elm Drive or go South towards Fowler Avenue.
Please find a map of this area below with available lots in orange.



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