PRESS RELEASE from Presidential
January 9, 2009
|Contact: PIC Communications
Available for Inaugural Parade
Seats Lining Parade Route to Go On Sale
Washington, D.C. -- The Presidential Inaugural Committee
announced today that 5,000 tickets for the 56th Inaugural Parade will
go on sale to the public at 1:00 PM EST today for $25 each.
Tickets will allow spectators access to bleachers along the historic
parade route from the Capitol to the White House. Tickets will be
available for sale at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at
202-397-SEAT(7328), 410-547-SEAT(7328) or 703-573-SEAT(7328).
Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
"We are very pleased to make these tickets available to the public as
part of our commitment to holding the most open and accessible
Inauguration in history," said Presidential Inaugural Committee
Executive Director Emmett S. Beliveau. "The Inaugural Parade is a
celebration of America, and we are working to make sure that as many
citizens as possible can take part in this historic
Thousands of spectators will line the 1.7 mile parade route as the new
President and Vice President are escorted from the Capitol to the White
House by over 13,000 parade participants. Over 90 music, cultural
and community groups will join representatives from our Armed Forces in
the historic parade, which concludes at the presidential reviewing
stand, where the President and Vice President will watch the
processional with their families.
Tickets are limited to four per person for purchase. Tickets are
not required to view the parade, but the purchase of tickets will
guarantee spectators a seated spot along the parade route. Ticket
holders must be in their seats no later than 1:00 PM EST on January
20th. Standing room will be available along Pennsylvania Avenue
on a first come, first serve basis.
Earlier this month the PIC announced that hundreds of free parade
tickets were being made available to Washington, DC students and their
families. DC residents can visit
www.pic2009.org/page/s/dcstudentessay for more information on how to
obtain those tickets.
For the latest information on the 2009 Presidential Inauguration,
please visit www.pic2009.org.