The University of Michigan has released more details about the Friday, Jan. 27 speech to be given by president Barack Obama, beginning at 9:35 a.m. at UM’s Al Glick Field House, 1300 S. State St. The event is free and open to the general public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed one per person on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Michigan Union ticket office. The union is located at 530 S. State, at the intersection of South University. The ticket office is on the ground floor level.
The White House announced Obama’s plan to speak at the university on Monday. His last appearance in Ann Arbor was to deliver the UM commencement address on May 1, 2010. He will be giving the State of the Union speech tonight before both houses of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Update: The city of Ann Arbor has announced that on Friday from 5 a.m.-noon, South State Street will be closed for security reasons from Henry Street to Arch Street.