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Updated traffic information for Garth Brooks concert at Highmark Stadium

Garth Brooks
Posted at 9:58 AM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 15:37:51-04

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — The promoter for the Garth Brooks concert at Highmark Stadium on Saturday has released updated traffic information.

According to the promoter:

  • 3 p.m. - Abbott Road Closes
  • 4 p.m. - Parking Lots Open (Cashless, please have credit card or advance parking permit ready to be scanned)
  • 5 p.m. - Gates Open (Please arrive early to avoid any lines. Add your tickets to your Apple Wallet or Google pay and have them ready for scanning at the gates)
  • 7 p.m. - SHOW STARTS!

The Erie County Sheriff's Office previously reported Abbott Road would close at 4 p.m. and parking lots would open at 5 p.m., we have since corrected this story with updated information from the promoter.

You can find further traffic information from the sheriff's office below:

Abbott Road

  • It will remain closed until after the concert;
  • Lots 2, 3, Camper lot, and Bus & Limo lots are accessible from Rte. 20a;
  • Lots 4 and 6 are accessible from Rte. 20.

Route 20a (Big Tree Road)

  • Shortly before the conclusion of the concert, Rte. 20a from Fieldhouse Drive will be two-lane, one-way traffic headed eastbound. Vehicles west of Fieldhouse Dr. can only travel westbound.

Stadium Lots

  • Drivers are asked not to park on the shoulder of the roadways for pedestrian safety.

You can find maps of the stadium and parking lots here.

Below you'll find further information provided by the promoter:

  • Your phone is your ticket! We strongly encourage fans to add tickets to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay before arriving at Highmark Stadium. Please visit our Mobile Ticketing Page [] for more information.
  • All purchases at concession stands will be cashless and require a credit card or mobile payment.
  • The NFL Bag Policy will be enforced. Clear bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12" or small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (4.5" x 6.5") will be permitted. For more information, please visit our website [].