"This is an Inauguration for all Americans," said President-elect Obama in a statement. "I wanted to make sure that we had an event that would be open to our new neighborhood here in Washington, D.C., and also neighborhoods across the country. Michelle and I look forward to joining our fellow Americans across the country during
this very special event."
Tickets for the event will be given to DC residents at free or "affordable" prices, according to his transition team. It will also include elements of webcasting and text messaging to include supporters outside the Beltway.