Texas Elections 2018

Donald Trump's Houston rally with Ted Cruz moved to bigger venue

President Donald Trump's rally Monday in Houston has been moved from the NRG Arena to a bigger venue, the Toyota Center.

President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen Ted Cruz.
Texas Elections 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the race for U.S. Senate. View full 2018 Texas election results or subscribe to The Brief for the latest election news.

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President Donald Trump's rally Monday in Houston with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been moved to a bigger venue.

Originally set to take place at the NRG Arena, the event will now be held at the Toyota Center, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale announced in a tweet Thursday afternoon, describing the demand for tickets as "HUGE and unprecedented." The Toyota Center can hold about twice as many people as NRG Arena — roughly 10,000 versus 19,000.

Trump set expectations high two months ago, when he announced he would come to Texas in October to hold a rally with Cruz at the "biggest stadium we can find." Neither NRG Arena nor the Toyota Center are among the state's largest venues.

The rally is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., and is set to also feature remarks from Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Cruz is being challenged by U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.