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Trump supporters prepare for Southwest Florida rally

Posted at 10:55 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 06:30:47-04

ESTERO, Fla. -- With Donald Trump stopping at Germain Arena for a campaign rally, some supporters planning to attend are wondering what to expect.

Rachael McDonnell has tickets to attend the event. She loves Donald Trump so much, she said she's dreamt about him.

"I had a dream that Donald Trump was here. All these people at my house. It was incredible. And Donald Trump helped me," McDonnell said.

Shelley Erickson also got tickets.

"He stands for America. He wants to make America great again," Erickson said. "I quickly went to the link and I got my tickets, and I'm ready to go."

But it's likely everyone won't make the cut. Tickets and registration for other Trump events say "tickets to the event do not guarantee entry. Entry is first come, first served."

"I'm all for Trump. Even if I'm not inside, I'm still for Trump. I'm not going to complain. At least I'm going to be there to support," Erickson said.

Other supporters told Four in Your Corner the campaign should only give away as many tickets as there are seats.

The Trump rally is expected to draw large crowds to Germain Arena, leaving some wondering if they'll see protestors following Trump's campaign stop.  "I mean it is scary. You're going to go into a big arena full of thousands of people," McDonnell said. "If you want to protest, protest, but do it in a civilized manner."

Fox 4 reached out to officials at Germain Arena to ask about the security measure they'll have in place to keep attendees safe. They had no comment.

Erickson and McDonnell plan to get to the arena early to make sure they score a spot.

"I'll carry my water bottle and just hang out all day if I have to," Erickson said.

"I'm going to be there at 12:30-1 o'clock. I want to meet Donald Trump. I want to meet Donald Trump," McDonnell said.

Four in Your Corner also reached out to the Trump campaign to see if they're giving away more tickets than there are seats. We have not heard back yet. 

A check of the Trump campaign website Thursday morning finds that the "Get Tickets" link for the Fort Myers event has been removed.