ASU grads begin to fill stadium for Obama addressby The Associated Press on May. 14, 2009, under Education, Local, Special
TEMPE – The first of more than 9,000 Arizona State University graduates are beginning to file onto the field at Sun Devil Stadium as they prepare to hear a commencement address from President Barack Obama.
A sea of white chairs fills the football field for them, and it is so hot that many aren’t yet wearing their caps and gowns. They’re using fans handed out by volunteers.
The president isn’t expected to make his address to an expected crowd of more than 60,000 until nearly 8 p.m.