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The pavillion in Eden Park where President Barack Obama is set to speak Monday afternoon.
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President Barack Obama to speak in Eden Park Monday

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CINCINNATI - President Barack Obama is visiting the Tri-State Monday and speaking at a grassroots event.

The president will speak at Eden Park's Seasongood Pavilion shortly after noon.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for entrance. One ticket will be permitted per person and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The doors opened at 10 a.m.

Parking will be available for $5 on the Riverfront at lots D & F along Mehring Way.  The Obama campaign will provide shuttle bus rides from lots D and F beginning at 8 a.m.  The only entrance to Eden Park will be at Ida Street next to the Playhouse. 

Ohio is sticking to its reputation as a battleground state after both sides of the campaign have visited the area recently. Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in northern Ohio last Monday and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stopped in Clermont County this past Wednesday. Also, Vice President Joe Biden returned to the Buckeye State last Wednesday for a campaign visit to Wright State University in Dayton.

Officials say parking will be limited and recommend that people carpool to the event. Tickets were distributed at the following Obama for America Office locations Saturday morning. By early afternoon all tickets had been distributed.

Stay with 9 News and for updates on the president's visit.

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