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1,500 more Gorbachev tickets made available to Stanford community
STANFORD -- To help meet campus demand, Stanford University will make available to students, faculty and staff 1,500 more tickets to a May 9 campus speech by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
The speech was previously moved from 1,714-seat Memorial Auditorium, site of Gorbachev's 1990 address at Stanford, to Frost Amphitheater to accommodate a larger crowd. However, an unanticipated four-hour rush at the box office Thursday, April 23, left all 9,000 existing tickets to Frost spoken for.
Tuesday, the university announced that it will make available to the campus community 1,500 more tickets - one per person - through a lottery. The system will be:
Officials also alerted ticket holders that 7,500 chairs will be set up in the outdoor Frost Amphitheater, with the remaining 3,000 ticket- holders to be seated on the lawn. Chairs in the general admission section will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The gates are to open at 9:30 a.m. for the 11:15 a.m. speech Saturday, May 9.
Gorbachev's address, titled "The Rule of Law, Our New Frontier" is sponsored by the Stanford School of Law and the university's Institute for International Studies. It is part of the former Soviet leader's tour of seven major U.S. cities, May 1-16, sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation/USA.
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