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Planning Your Visit

Get Info on Picking Up Credentials

Note: You will need credentials to access the Debate Site. Click here for instructions on how to obtain your credentials.

All hours and dates are subject to change and are defined by the Commission on Presidential Debates and security interests.

If you have any questions, please call our information line (open beginning Saturday, October 11 for extended business hours) at (516) 463-8809 or visit the transportation page.

Getting to the Debate Site/Media Filing Center

Visitors may either park their car at the Mitchel Field/Reckson Omni Complex (100 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY  11530) and go to the site via a short shuttle ride or catch the shuttle from one of four area hotels.

All media and vendors will have ample parking facilities at the Mitchell Field/Omni Reckson parking complex, about 5 minutes from the Debate Hall.


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Drop off and pick up for all car service is in the Mitchel Field parking facility, not on the Hofstra campus. Due to security measures and temporary road closures on and around the Hofstra campus, this will be the most reliable method of getting to and from the site, especially on October 15.

Hofstra's "Blue Beetle" student shuttle service meets most trains at the Hempstead and Mineola LIRR stations. For an exact schedule of pick-ups visit the shuttle bus schedule.

If the blue beetle is not available for the train you are taking, taxis are available. Ask them to take you to the Mitchel Field parking facility on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale.

Shuttle buses will be available from the Long Island Marriott, beginning Sunday, October 12, through Thursday, October 16. The Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn/La Quinta  shuttle is availble only on Tuesday (10/14) and Wednesday (10/15) only.

  • From the Long Island Marriott to the Media Filing Center
  • From the Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn/LaQuinta Inn & Suites to the Media Filing Center
  • Continuous shuttling between Mitchel Field parking and the Media Filing Center.

On Wednesday, October 15, all shuttle buses will go to the Mitchel Field parking facility. Passengers will go through a security checkpoint at Mitchel Field and will be brought directly to the site on a shuttle bus. There will be no direct hotel-to-site shuttles.

For complete shuttle schedules, visit the Transportation Schedule page.

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