Coliseum issues traffic and event advisory for Trump rally


Fort Wayne, Ind. (November 1, 2018) – The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is issuing the following Traffic & Event Advisory for the Donald Trump Campaign Rally event on Monday, November 5, 2018:

Due to a large crowd expected, guests are encouraged to carpool, if possible, and arrive early.

Due to the Donald Trump Campaign Rally event, the following road closures are planned for Monday, November 5:

  • Parnell Avenue from Coliseum Boulevard to just north of the Memorial Coliseum entrance #2 from 3:00pm to the event’s conclusion.
  • Parnell Avenue from just south of the Memorial Coliseum entrance #2 to Spy Run Extended from 5:00pm to the event’s conclusion.
  • Coliseum Boulevard from just west of the Parnell Avenue intersection to Paul Shaffer Drive for limited short term closures at various times throughout the day.
  • Parnell Avenue from the Coliseum Boulevard intersection, north to Clinton Street for limited short term closures at various times throughout the day.
  • Bob Chase Way (entrance #6) off Coliseum Boulevard will be closed from 8:00am through the event’s conclusion.
  • All outbound traffic at the Parnell Avenue entrance #2 will be forced to travel south on Parnell Avenue at the event’s conclusion.
  • See attached map.

The best ways to travel to the Memorial Coliseum for the event include:

  • From westbound Coliseum Boulevard via the traffic light at entrance #1 at Paul Shaffer Drive.
  • From northbound Parnell Avenue or Spy Run Extended to Memorial Coliseum entrance #2 on Parnell Avenue BEFORE 3:00pm.
  • From eastbound Coliseum Boulevard to Memorial Coliseum entrance #1 on Coliseum Boulevard or to entrance #2 on Parnell Avenue BEFORE 3:00pm.

Other important event notes to consider:

  • Parking at the Memorial Coliseum is $6 for automobiles, vans, trucks and motorcycles. Parking for RVs and Buses is $18. The parking lot attendants accept cash only.
  • Access to the Preferred Parking lot will only be available from Coliseum Boulevard entrance #1.
  • All guests will enter the building at the Conference Center entrance at the south end of the complex for security screening.
  • All guests must have a confirmed ticket from
  • Doors are scheduled to open at 3:30pm.
  • An overflow video feed is planned for the Conference Center once the Arena is full.
  • No posters, banners, or signs may be brought into the event.
  • No food and beverage is permitted to be carried in from the outside.
  • There is no dress code.
  • No professional cameras with a detachable lens will be permitted.
  • No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or GoPro cameras will be permitted.
  • ID is not required for entry.

The Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office will be CLOSED on Monday, November 5. Tickets can still be purchased at, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or the Ticketmaster mobile application.

For more information about this event, visit or follow the Memorial Coliseum on Twitter at @acwmc for last minute updates.