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Marco Rubio books Fairgrounds ‘Village of Yesteryear’ building for rally

In this Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in National Harbor, Md.
In this Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in National Harbor, Md. AP

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign released more details Monday about his Raleigh rally scheduled for Saturday.

The rally will be held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds inside the Holshouser Building, which is better known to fairgoers as home of the Village of Yesteryear arts and crafts exhibit.

According to the Fairgrounds’ website, the building can accomodate crowds of up to 1,200 people and is rented to the public for $900 per day. Last weekend, it hosted the “Meowing in the New Year” cat show.

Doors open for the Rubio rally at 4 p.m. Saturday, and the event starts at 4:30. Attendees are required to register online, but tickets are free.

Rubio isn’t the first presidential candidate to speak at the Fairgrounds. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump held a Dec. 4 rally at the larger Dorton Arena, where the crowd size was estimated at 8,000 people.

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is interrupted by a heckler during a Dallas campaign appearance.

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