Inauguration parade tickets on sale today

January 9, 2009 11:42:22 AM PST
Only 5,000 tickets will be available later this afternoon.The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the tickets will go on sale at 1:00 p.m. EST for $25 each. You'll be allowed in the bleachers along the parade route from the Capitol to the White House.

Tickets will be available for sale at or by phone at (202) 397-SEAT(7328), 410-547-SEAT(7328) or 703-573-SEAT(7328).

Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets are limited to four per person for purchase. Tickets are not required to view the parade, but the purchase of tickets will guarantee spectators a seated spot along the parade route. Ticket holders must be in their seats no later than 1:00 PM EST on January 20th. Standing room will be available along Pennsylvania Avenue on a first come, first serve basis.

Earlier this month the PIC announced that hundreds of free parade tickets were being made available to Washington, DC students and their families. DC residents can visit for more information on how to obtain those tickets.

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