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Garth Brooks concert: Traffic changes, parking

Garth Brooks will play at Highmark Stadium rain or shine on Saturday, July 23. Parking lots open at 4 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — With the Garth Brooks concert happening Saturday night in Orchard Park, there are a few things you need to know before you go.

According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, the traffic patterns around the stadium will be similar to the traffic patterns typically put in place for home Buffalo Bills games.

Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Abbott Road in front of the stadium will be closed to traffic in both directions and will remain closed until after the concert. 

All of the stadium parking lots will open at 4 p.m. Make sure you bring a credit card or have an advance parking permit ready to be scanned, the parking lots are cashless.

Lots 2 and 3, as well as the camper lot and bus and limo lots, will all be accessible from Route 20A. Parking lots four and six will be accessible from Route 20. For pedestrian safety, the sheriff's office is asking people not to park their cars on the shoulder of the roadways.

The gates will open promptly at 5 p.m. Organizers recommend that concertgoers should add their tickets to their Apple Wallet or Google Play and have it ready for scanning at the gate. It's recommended that concertgoers arrive early to avoid lines.

For more information about mobile tickets, click here.

The parking lots aren't the only things that are cashless. For anyone hoping to make a purchase at the concession stands, make sure you bring a credit card. The concession stands are cashless and require either a credit card or a mobile payment.

After the concert Route 20A (Big Tree Road), from Fieldhouse Drive, will be a two-lane, one-way road headed east. Cars driving west of Fieldhouse Drive will only be able to drive westbound down Route 20A.

Those interested in checking out a map of the stadium and parking lots ahead of the concert can do so by clicking here.

Garth Brooks is known for such hits as "Friends in Low Places" and "The Dance." He is the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history with 157 million records sold.

This is Brooks' first time in Buffalo in over seven years and his last major stadium concert appearance in the New York state/Ontario/Pennsylvania region.

Looking to buy tickets for the concert? There's still time. There are three ways to buy tickets:

All seats are reserved for $98.95 all inclusive. All COVID rules will apply.

If you're unsure about what you can or cannot bring into the stadium for the concert, click here.

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