What to know about Trump’s New Hampshire rally this week

The details on everything from parking to protests.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena on November 7, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena on Nov. 7, 2016, in Manchester, New Hampshire. –Scott Eisen / Getty Images

President Donald Trump is headed to campaign in New Hampshire this week. Here’s what you need to know about his upcoming rally.

When and where

The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester. The arena holds up to around 12,000 people, according to its website. It is located at 55 Elm St.

How to attend

All attendees need to do is register for the event on Trump’s campaign website and confirm their tickets via text. Each phone number can only register for two tickets.


The SNHU Arena does not having parking on site. The venue’s website says parking is available at all city meters, parking garages, and parking lots. This map of downtown Manchester shows parking options.



Joe Biden’s campaign told the Union Leader they’re organizing a protest during Trump’s rally.

The paper reported the event, called “Stand Up to Hate” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Portland Pie Co. restaurant just down the street from the arena.

The New Hampshire Progressives for Justice are planning a separate protest, according to the group’s website. Their rally is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., and protesters will meet on the corner of Elm and Granite streets.

Trump “resisters” are also planning to reserve seats but not attend the rally, according to posts on social media.

N.H. significance

In 2016, Trump’s election-eve rally was held at the SNHU arena. At the event, he read a letter from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

This will be the president’s first New Hampshire stop during the 2020 election campaign. Trump won New Hampshire’s Republican primary in 2016, but lost the general election to Hillary Clinton by just under 3,000 votes, Politico reported.