Here’s the info we have all been waiting for. From Insidenova.com
By Uriah A. Kiser
Published: November 1, 2008
Barack Obama will hold his final campaign rally at the Prince William Fairgrounds in the Manassas area Monday night.
The event will begin at 9 p.m. and is expected to welcome nearly 40,000 people.
The presidential nominee is expected to talk about the economy, health care and providing tax relief for Virginia residents, campaign spokesman Bobby Whithorne said.
This is Obama’s 11th trip to the commonwealth since the end of the primary season in May.
The Illinois senator spoke to about 7,000 who packed the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow on June 5, after he became the Democratic presidential nominee.
There, he was joined by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and Sen. James Webb as he thanked his principal rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Clinton, for making him a better campaigner.
Manassas Park was announced on Friday as the possible host for the Illinois senator’s campaign stop, but city officials now say they have no venue large enough for so many people.
Signal Hill Park and Manassas Park High School were two of the sites the city was considering to stage the event, City Manager Mercury T. Payton said.
Payton learned just before 2 p.m. on Saturday his city was not chosen.
“I think it was just a matter of logistics and the fact we couldn’t hold as many people as he needed to hold,” said Payton.
Payton didn’t consider the campaign’s decision not to hold the rally there a negative blow to the city.
Obama is expected to return home to Chicago after the Manassas area rally, Whithorne said.