WASHINGTON — On Thursday, planners provided more details on logistics for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, which is set for Jan. 20.
The official tickets, map and additional guidelines were unveiled during a late morning news conference led by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
Blunt said plans for the event would largely be similar to prior inaugurals, though this year’s would have more access points in order to ease crowd control.
He estimated that 700,000 people were expected to attend the inaugural day events, with the bulk of them — roughly 500,000 — being non-ticket holders in the National Mall area.
Blunt said the committee was coordinating with law enforcement regarding possible protests and broader security concerns.
“There’s an important element here of free speech,” Blunt said. “But there’s also an important element of people being able to participate in this in a safe reasonable way.”