What to know ahead of President Trump's rally in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - President Trump is headed to Greenville Wednesday as part of his re-election campaign.

The "Keep America Great" rally will take place at Minges Coliseum on ECU's campus starting at 7 p.m.

ECU Police Capt. Chris Sutton says they're expecting the 8,000 seat arena to be filled. With that many people in the area, increased traffic and back-up's are expected.

There will be free parking around Smith-Williams Arena. The lots will open at 4 a.m. Wednesday for ticket holders ahead of the event at 7 p.m.

No overnight camping will be allowed.

If you are planning on getting there early, keep in mind the extreme heat. Temperatures will soar to the upper 90's, with a heat advisory expected to be in effect.

"Drink lots of water and fluids over the next 24-36 hours... and be patient while you wait in line," said Sutton.

Sutton says there will also be cooling stations and bathrooms set up outside.

The doors will open at 4 p.m. for ticket holders.

Guests will have to go through a security screening before being allowed inside the venue.

The following items are not allowed:

• Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions – no larger than 10”x10”x10”
• Firearms/Weapons of any kind
• Ammunition
• Animals other than service/guide animals
• Balloons
• Coolers
• Bicycles
• Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
• Explosives
• Glass, thermal or metal containers
• Laser pointers
• Mace/pepper spray
• Packages
• Selfie sticks
• Signs/banners (any size)
• Flag poles
• Structures
• Supports for signs and placards
• Toy guns/weapons

Law enforcement may ask you to discard items or turn you away if you have any items determined to be a potential safety hazard.

WITN will have extensive coverage of the president's visit to Eastern Carolina. The actual rally will be shown live on WITN 7.2, as well as being streamed on WITN.com and on our Facebook page.