President Donald Trump hosted another rally today in Las Vegas, Nevada. His rally took place the day before the Democratic Nevada Caucus. About 15,000 people were inside and outside the venue during the rally, watching Trump’s speech. Read on to learn more and see crowd and overflow photos from Trump’s Las Vegas rally on February 21, 2020.
The Convention Center Was Packed & Overflow Space Was Needed for About 15,000 Total
Trump’s Keep America Great rally in Las Vegas started at 12 p.m. Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas Convention Center looked completely packed, according to photos and videos shared of the rally. There were about 15,000 total, both outside and inside, The Nevada Independent reported.
The exact capacity of the Convention Center is likely around 7,500, but this is for seating capacity. Vegas Means Business noted that seating capacities in the lobby and concourse areas’ meeting rooms range from 20 to 7,500 depending on how the room combinations are set up. During Trump’s rally, it looked like a lot of people were part of a standing-room-only crowd rather than being seated, which means they likely fit in more people than the estimated seating capacity.
One person said that Secret Service cut off the crowd at 10,000, but this has not yet been confirmed.
The Nevada Independent reported that including both supporters inside and outside the Convention Center, about 15,000 people showed up for Trump’s rally.
The rally was definitely packed. Here are some photos shared of the crowd. As you can see, they’re packed in tightly.
During the rally, Trump talked about the Democrats as being “crazy,” while also boasting of a low unemployment rate under his presidency.
He told the crowd: “With your help this November, we’re going to defeat the radical socialist Democrats and we are going to win Nevada.”
Here’s another angle of the crowd:
Trump also welcomed members of the Miracle on Ice hockey team, who were in the audience. “Give them a big hand,” he encouraged the crowd.
Trump even took some time during the rally to brag about his son Barron, joking that his teenage son will tell him to “get out of here.” He talked about Barron being a computer genius and the crowd cheered: “Barron!”
Doors opened just before 8 a.m., and some people had been in line since the night before. On noon the day before, 15 people were already in line, the Review Journal reported.
Overflow Space Was Needed for Thousands of People
Thousands gathered outside the rally to watch on a big screen in the overflow area too.
A huge line of people gathered for the rally before it started.
There were even people dressed as Trump with fake Secret Service.
Another look at the crowd outside.
Trump’s just getting started with his campaign rallies, as the Democratic primaries heat up and the November election gets closer. He’ll be scheduling a lot more in the coming months.
Trump’s next rally is on Friday, February 28 in North Charleston, South Carolina. This rally will be at 7 p.m. Eastern at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Then Trump has a rally scheduled for March 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina at 7 p.m. Eastern. This rally will be at the Bojangles Coliseum.
Although tickets are needed for the rallies, attendance is still on a first-come-first-served basis.