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Venue for Bernie Sanders' Richmond rally changed

Sanders will now hold his rally at the Arthur Ashe Center
Posted at 12:00 AM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 13:48:59-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Senator Bernie Sanders is coming to Richmond on Thursday.

The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate will rally voters Thursday, February 27, ahead of the March 3 Virginia primary.

The rally will now be held at the Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center at 3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd at 3:30 p.m.

The Richmond rally was originally scheduled for The National in downtown Richmond, but had to be moved due to the concert venue's limited capacity, Bill Neidhardt the state coordinator for the Sanders' campaign said.

Doors open at 2 p.m. Entrance to the free event is on a "first come, first served basis," organizers said.

Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged.

Additionally, Sanders has rallies scheduled Saturday in Leesburg and Virginia Beach.