POLITICS
02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Inauguration Parade Tickets: 5,000 Offered To Public

Barack Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee sold 5,000 tickets for bleacher seats along the inaugural parade route on Friday. The tickets, selling for $25 a piece, were available through Ticketmaster and reportedly sold out immediately. According to CBS News, "PIC is still reeling from the demand of these tickets and trying to figure out exactly how long the sales took."

Some more details on the parade the lucky 5,000 will be watching, from The Hill:

The 14-block parade route, from the Capitol to the White House, will open to the public at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

More than 90 groups, from high school marching bands to a NASA float and the entire student body of the Virginia Military Institute, will participate in the country's 56th Inaugural parade. Bands from both the president-elect's and Michelle Obama's high schools will be included.

About 1,300 groups applied to participate, which organizers said was three times the number of applications for other recent Inaugurations.

Read more about Obama's inauguration on HuffPost's BigNews page.