U of U shares advice for those attending sold-out Garth Brooks show Saturday

Photo Courtesy: GarthBrooks.com

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 15, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The University of Utah is sharing advice for those attending country singer Garth Brooks’ sold-out show at Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday.

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour will be staged in-the-round, said a news release on Brooks’ website. The show will be the first solo-act concert at the stadium since May 24, 2011, when U2 performed.

“As thousands of fans head over to Utah’s first major concert in 2021, expect traffic delays, road closures and limited parking,” said a news release from the U.

Guests attending the concert should prepare for the following transportation impacts:

Road closures

One westbound lane on 500 South will be closed from July 12-19. In addition, on the day of the concert, two road closures will take place as guests egress. This closure will last for a maximum of one hour after the concert ends.

  • 500 South will be closed between Guardsman Way to 1300 East.
  • On 500 South, the southbound left-turn lanes heading westbound towards 1300 East and 1100 East will be closed.

These road impacts will not affect pedestrians or cyclists.

In preparation for the concert, the south section of the Stadium Lot (Lot 1) will be closed beginning July 12. This area of the lot will reopen on July 20.

On the concert day, guests may pay a $20 fee to park in the lots closest to the stadium. In addition, general parking is available in the various lots on campus. The Stadium Lot is reserved for VIP parking.

Did you know your Garth Brooks concert ticket also serves as your pass to ride TRAX for free? A Red Line station is located directly across the Stadium Lot. Visit rideuta.com to learn more about UTA TRAX routes and schedules.

For more information on Brooks’ tour, click here.


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