SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Senator Scott Brown and his challenger Elizabeth Warren will debate for the third time Wednesday night and this time it's in Springfield.
Thousands of people will be in or around Springfield Symphony Hall as the candidates attempt to win over any undecided voters.
"I wish I could've gotten tickets to go see it but it's all sold out," said Northampton's Chris Jasinski.
People across the country will be watching this debate here in Springfield as this race could have an impact on which party, the Republicans or the Democrats, have control of the U.S. Senate come January.
More than 26 hundred people have tickets to the event and dozens more supporters will likely be outside as they have at previous events.
Nearby restaurants are hoping the big crowds translate into big business.
Nadim Kashouh, owner of Nadim's Mediterranean Restaurant and Grill in downtown Springfield, says he's got extra food and staff on that night to accommodate.
"They're going to have to eat and drink somewhere, we'll even have the debate on the TV in the restaurant," Kashouh said.
As for the candidates, Political Consultant Tony Cignoli says the field of undecided voters has grown setting the bar for the candidates even higher.
He said expect them to spend more time debating the bigger issues.
"Folks in Massachusetts want to know about the economy, about jobs and what either one of these can do to bring jobs to Massachusetts. Especially western Massachusetts where we're more hard hit than anywhere else. That's what I think people will be listening in for and that's what I think both candidates have to focus in on now," Cignoli said.
If you're going to try to be in downtown Wednesday night, there is no reserved on-site parking locations, you're asked to park in the nearby parking garages.
22News will bring you the debate live on air (on Channel 22.2 over-the-air, Charter channel 260 and Comcast channel 288), online at wwlp.com from any mobile device.