Arriving for the Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, KY
When you arrive at Centre College for the Debate please go first to the Accreditation Center to pick up your credentials. You will need a government issued photo ID as well as a secondary form of ID. If you arrive on site early you may be given a temporary pre-debate credential. The Centre College Desk there will have useful information for you including maps, parking info, etc.
The Accreditation Center: (Open for pre-debate credentialing starting Thursday October 4th)
The corner of West Walnut & Harding Streets
Accreditation Center Hours: (available for official CPD/USSS Credentials)
|Tuesday||10/9||9am to 7pm|
|Wednesday||10/10||9am to 7pm|
|Thursday||10/11||8am to 6pm|
To be credentialed you will need a government issued photo Id as well as a secondary form of ID.
If you arrive on site early you may be given a temporary, pre-debate credential. This credential will only be good until official CPD passes are issued beginning on Tuesday morning.
Accreditation Center Hours: (available for pickup of temporary pre-debate credentials ONLY)
|Thursday||10/4||9am to 7pm|
|Friday||10/5||9am to 7pm|
|Saturday||10/6||9am to 5pm|
|Sunday||10/7||9am to 5pm|
|Monday||10/8||9am to 7pm|
Accreditation Center Parking: Becomes available beginning Thursday 10/4 at 9am and is adjacent to the Combs Center.
Media Debate Parking is in three lots, all within walking distance from the Media Filing Center: (available beginning on 10/4 and you will need a parking pass available at the Combs Accreditation Center.
Media Parking Lot A is on Colonel Drive, off of Beatty Avenue. Use 209 Beatty
Avenue as the GPS address, knowing that Colonel Drive is located
across Beatty Avenue from that address.
Media Parking Lot B is at 209 Beatty Avenue, in front of the Jones Visual Arts Center.
Media Parking Lot C is also at 209 Beatty Avenue, behind Brockman Residential Commons.
Here are simple directions to all three from the Combs Credentialing Center:
- If parked in the lot next to Combs, exit the lot and turn left (south) onto Harding Street. If parked across Harding Street from Combs, turn right onto Harding.
- Turn left (east) onto Walnut Street.
- Take the next right (south) onto Beatty Avenue.
- Lot A is on Colonel Drive. Turn left off of Beatty Avenue; the parking lot is on the right.
- Lots B and C are located on the right, both at 209 Beatty Avenue.
The entrance to Lot C is between Brockman Residential Commons and Jones Visual Arts Center. The entrance to Lot B is also on the right, about fifty yards farther.
Media Parking is within walking distance of the complex but there is also a continuous shuttle service from the Combs Credential Center and the Parking Lots. It will operate on the following schedule:
|Sunday||10/7||8am to 5pm|
|Monday||10/8||5am to 1am|
|Tuesday||10/9||5am to 1am|
|Wednesday||10/10||5am to 1am|
|Thursday||10/11||5am to 1am|
|Friday||10/12||7am to 9pm|
After you have walked or are dropped off by the shuttle, you should go to the Media Filing Center and check in with the Centre College Rate Card Desk to pick up a copy of your company’s order for services, and to pay for any additional phone, data, and other services you may require.
If you are going to be working in the Media Filing Center, you can also get your seat assignment from the CPD Media Center Desk located adjacent to the College’s Rate Card Desk.
Once your seat assignment has been finalized, the onsite vendors will be contacted to supply any services ordered in a timely manner.
The Media Filing Center is on College Street in Sutcliffe Hall on the lower level in the Hazelrigg Gym. Spin Alley and network workspaces are located on the second floor in the Performance Gym. There is a Centre College Information Desk in the lobby to Sutcliffe and just inside the door to the Media Center are a Rate Card desk and a CPD Help desk. You need to check in with at the Rate Card Desk to purchase power, data, etc. and get a seat assignment from the CPD Desk if you are working in the Media Center.
Media Filing Center Hours: (May vary slightly according to media needs)
|Tuesday||10/9||10am to 6pm|
|Wednesday||10/10||9am to 8pm|
|Thursday||10/11||7am until the last person leaves|
|Friday||10/12||6am to 2pm|
May we also suggest:
“Media personnel can eat in Cowan Dining Commons and the Everyday Café, both located inside the perimeter in the Campus Center, on a pay-as-you go basis, through dinner on Wednesday, October 10.”
Good places to eat and you do not have to go through the gate search each time.
Space Allocation Draws
Outdoor standup locations:
Networks: Monday, 10/8 at 4:00pm
Locals/others: Tuesday, 10/9 at 9:00am
Spin Alley slots:
Networks: Monday 10/8 at 5:00pm
Locals/others Tuesday 10/9 at 10:00am
If you are not on the site at the time of the draws you may still get a space but it will depend on how many remain after the draws are completed.
If you have questions or problems:
There is a College Information Desk at the Accreditation Center. At the entrance to the Media Center you will also find a College Information desk, a CPD Desk and a Rate Card Desk.
Production Vehicle Parking
The Accreditation Center: (Open for pre-debate credentialing and temporary parking passes starting Sunday 10/7, 9am to 5pm)
The corner of West Walnut & Harding Streets
Truck parking for the Credentialing Center is located along Harding Street, which runs on the backside (west) of the Credentialing Center.
Remember to bring one government-issued photo ID and a secondary form of ID. If you are an early arrival your pre-debate credential will expire and you will need to return to the Accreditation Center for a CPD pass.
In addition to your own credential, you will also need to visit Centre College’s Information Desk in the Accreditation Center to obtain a “Temporary” truck parking pass and directions to where you will park and power. You must fill in the blanks on the ”Temporary” parking pass and display it in the front window of your production vehicle at all times.
Starting at 9am on Sunday Morning October 10th, this “Temporary” parking pass will allow you to get your production vehicle into the designated parking lot . Any vehicle without a pass will NOT be allowed to enter the truck parking lot.
Production truck parking is on the soccer field next to The Norton Center for the Arts which is the debate hall.
Here are the directions from the Credentialing Center to the truck parking: Turn left (east) onto Walnut Street from Harding Street. Proceed east on Walnut for approximately one mile. At the intersection of Walnut Street and Fourth Street, turn right (south) onto Fourth Street. Proceed to the intersection of Fourth Street and Martin Luther King Street; there is flashing yellow light. Turn right (west) onto Martin Luther King, which will run into the truck parking lot.
Once you are in the production truck parking area, go to the College’s Rate Card Desk, located at the entrance to the Media Filing Center, to pick up a copy of your company’s order for services, and to pay for any additional phone, data, and other services you may require. If your rate card order has already been paid by your home office, ask for a copy of the receipt.
If you are not already in your final parking spot, you will be directed to one, and the onsite vendors will be contacted to supply any services ordered in a timely manner.
The “Temporary” parking pass you received will be good until the Secret Service Sweep the night before the debate. During the afternoon on Wednesday, October 10th, you will receive an official USSS parking pass to place in your vehicle prior to the Sweep. Any vehicle NOT displaying an official USSS parking pass is subject to removal from the compound during the Sweep.
All trucks and trailers must be in position by 5pm on Wednesday October 10th. After this no more vehicles will be allowed in until the debate is over. There will also be no access to your vehicle on Tuesday night during the USSS security sweep.
Remember that ALL vehicle doors, access doors, storage compartments, road cases, file cabinets, shipping containers, toolboxes, and any other types of compartments or cases MUST be left unlocked during the USSS Security Sweep.
Stand up locations are in front of the Debate Hall along the sidewalk. There are no elevated platforms at this location.
Questions and Directions
There is a College Information Desk at the Accreditation Center and at the entrance to the Media Center. There you will also find the CPD Media Desk, and the Centre College Rate Card Desk. Before you travel to Centre College we suggest you look at their web site maps. They have excellent color maps that show the key locations described above.