Sanders plans Kohl Center event

April 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on Sunday at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Kohl Center.

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and attendees should arrive early to allow time for security screening. We are expecting a capacity crowd of 17,000 – thus, the airport-style security screening could take hours. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m.

If you’re planning to attend, please review several important details:

Entry: Attendees will enter through the east doors of LaBahn Arena, adjacent to the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion. Kohl Center gates will not be open. The event is free and no tickets are required. Seating is first come, first served – attendees are urged to arrive early and be prepared for long lines. Restrooms and concessions will be available inside the arena.

What to bring: For security reasons, and to speed up the screening process, please limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Laptop computers, backpacks, large bags/purses, and outside food/drinks are also prohibited. Small bags/purses smaller than 8.5”x11” will be permitted, but subject to search.

In particular, water bottles (both full or empty) are not permitted.

Parking: Normal Kohl Center event parking will be in effect for $5 per vehicle. The 100 block of Frances Street will be closed all day Sunday.

Both Democratic and Republican candidates are crisscrossing the state in advance of the April 5 Wisconsin primary. Campus policy permits each candidate to hold one event on campus each election, subject to any applicable charges for facilities and other services.