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Trump makes campaign stop in Michigan Friday

Posted: 6:34 PM, Aug 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-17 09:41:03-04

"Thank you for calling The Summit and Aim High this is Andra, how can I help you."

The Summit is working to transform the field house room to host more than 6,000 people for Trump's visit Friday.

Since Donald Trump's campaign announced The Summit in Dimondale would be the location for a rally, the phones haven't stopped.

"The phone has been ringing off the hooks and just a lot of buzz for The Summit," said general manager, Paige Sauer.

Last Sauer was told by the Trump campaign that they were interested in the multi-sports complex.

"We're playing a big role for Michigan and for the voters," Sauer said. "I think it's important for everyone to get out."

Right now, the crew at The Summit is working to clear up the field house ready for thousands of people. The room is 54,000 square feet and can host more than 6,000 people.

"We will roll up the turf. We will clear everything out," Sauer said. "Get everything cleaned up and they'll come in and set up on their part."

Just last week Trump was in Detroit announcing his economic plan. During his speech he was interrupted by protesters 14 times while hundreds more protested outside the Cobo Center.

The Eaton county sheriff is preparing for a similar scene if it happens.

"At this point we have no indication that there's going to be any disturbance there so that's something we have to plan for too," Sheriff Tom Reich said.

The department is working with State Police and Secret Service to make sure if there is any protest it doesn't get out of hand.

"We'll have to take action along with the Secret Service and the State Police," Reich said. "To make sure our candidate is safe as well as the attendees to this event"

Sheriff Reich is also working with other departments in the area to keep everyone safe.

Tickets are free and can be reserved on Trump's website. People may register for up to two tickets per mobile number, and all tickets are subject to a first come, first serve basis.

Doors will open at 11a.m.