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The University will convert Magness Arena (inside the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness) into the 2012 presidential debate hall.

The area of campus immediately surrounding the Center will be reserved for the all debate coverage resources—including parking, technical setup, satellite access, power sourcing and more. See our rate card for information about ordering services and equipment use.

Media parking: The Ritchie Center

For the week leading up to the debate, we've reserved parking surrounding the Ritchie Center for members of the media.

Media transportation

We encourage members of the media to use public transportation to travel to and from campus. Denver's Regional Transporation District (RTD) operates a light rail train and buses that serve the campus area.

Please note: While RTD services will operate on Oct. 3, you can expect light rail service delays and bus route detours due to street closures. Visit the RTD website for updates and schedules to plan your travel.

Light rail
The University of Denver light rail station is at Buchtel Boulevard and High Street, across the street from the debate venue.

To get to and from the station, use lines E, F or H, as noted on the RTD light rail map (PDF).

The most direct bus route numbers to campus are the 24, which stops on University Boulevard, and the 21, which stops on Evans Boulevard.

Use RTD's Trip Planner to find connecting routes and the best way to get here.

See the RTD website for information about fares and schedules.

Media credentials

The credentialing center is now open in the lobby of Centennial Halls, 1870 S. High St. Hours are:

Temporary, pre- and post-debate credentialing hours

Monday, Sept. 24   - noon - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 27   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CPD and U.S. Secret Service credentialing hours

Monday, Oct. 1   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3   8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

If you're driving to campus and picking up your credentials, you can park temporarily in the lower level of the Buchtel Avenue parking garage, 1900 E. Buchtel Ave.

Pre-debate media offices: The Cable Center

Starting five days before the debate, the media can begin working out of the Cable Center, off Buchtel Boulevard, just east of High Street. The Center has conference rooms and workspace with televisions, Web access and other accommodations.

Media filing center

During the debate, Hamilton Gymnasium in the Ritchie Center will serve as a working press room for journalists. The Gymnasium is near the debate arena separated only by a hallway.

For more information about reserving work space before and during the debate, see our rate card.

To learn more about the Ritchie Center, see our Ritchie Center Facts sheet (PDF).