President Obama to speak at UC arena on Sunday

Stevie Wonder to perform at event

When President Barack Obama visits Cincinnati on Sunday in what his campaign says is part of his crisscrossing the country the weekend before Election Day, he'll do it at Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus.

That detail about his Queen City visit was released late Wednesday night by the Obama for America campaign. Thursday morning, the campaign announced that Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder will perform at the event.

Doors at the arena, 2700 Varsity Way, are to open at 4 p.m. The event is free, but you must have a ticket to get inside the facility. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, according to the campaign. Tickets will be available online through an RSVP form or you can pick up your ticket at one of the following locations beginning Thursday starting at 5 p.m.:

* Fifth Third Arena Ticket Office, 2751 O'Varisty Way

* OFA - Ohio Forest Park Field Office, 1240 W. Kemper Road

* Downtown Cincinnati, at the corner of 8th and Broadway

The president’s Cincinnati visit follows his rally in Springfield on Friday, which is to be held in the Springfield High School gymnasium. Doors for that event are to open at 10:15 a.m., and he is expected to arrive at about noon, Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Rhine said Tuesday afternoon.

The president canceled all Wednesday campaign events in Ohio to monitor the response to Superstorm Sandy.

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