WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Presidential Inaugural Committee is releasing tickets Friday for bleacher seats along President-elect Obama's inaugural parade route, but they likely won't last long.
After all, some estimates of the crowd gathering around the National Mall are as high as 3 million people and the committee is only releasing 5,000 tickets.
Still, those parade-goers who feel especially lucky can log on to Ticketmaster.com at 1 p.m. ET to try to score the coveted tickets. They cost $25 each and individuals can purchase a maximum of 4.
"We are very pleased to make these tickets available to the public as part of our commitment to holding the most open and accessible inauguration in history," said Presidential Inaugural Committee Executive Director Emmett S. Beliveau. "The Inaugural Parade is a celebration of America, and we are working to make sure that as many citizens as possible can take part in this historic tradition."
Of course, those who don't get tickets can still line up along the parade route - they just won't have a place to sit.