WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--The general public will have to register on line to get a shot at tickets for theofficial Inaugural Ball. However, you are limited to two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis says The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC).
The Inaugural Ball is one of two official balls that will be held on January 21. The second ball is called the Commander-In-Chief's Ball. Both will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Tickets will be $60 a piece for the Inaugural Ball. Tickets to the Commander-In-Chief's Ball will be free to invited members of the Armed Forces.
On Friday PICannounceda webpage has been set up for the public to get information about how to purchase the tickets.First you must sign up at the email site listed below.
"Those who sign up will receive an email notification when tickets become available with a link where they can request up to two tickets," says a PIC news release.
The number of official Inaugural Balls is considerably less this year than four years ago for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. In 2009 there were ten official balls.
"The second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will feature two official Inaugural balls on Monday, January 21," says PIC, "In addition to the Commander-In-Chief's Ball for members of the U.S. military, Americans from across the country will be invited to share in the celebration at The Inaugural Ball, a unified celebration for all Americans.
"The President and Vice President's second Inaugural will continue their commitment to giving Americans from across the country the chance to share in this celebration," said Stephen J. Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. "Additionally, by holding a smaller number of Inaugural balls in a centralized location, we are continuing a more than 200-year-old tradition while reducing the burden on local law enforcement and security personnel, as well as on DC residents."