Garth Brooks to Rock Neyland Stadium Nov. 16

Press Release # Local

KNOXVILLE, TN – Garth Brooks, one of the world’s best-selling musical artists of all-time, has announced he is playing a concert Nov. 16 at Neyland Stadium. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT Friday, Sept. 13 at Ticketmaster. It will be the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years and just the third in the venue’s nearly 100-year history.

Part of the ongoing Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, the event will take place rain or shine in the University of Tennessee’s historic football venue that boasts a capacity of 102,455.

The University of Tennessee is hosting the concert with support from Visit Knoxville.

Due to the expected ticket demand for this show, it is vitally important for fans to create a Ticketmaster account before the on-sale date of Sept. 13. This will ensure a quicker purchasing experience. Fans are encouraged to visit Ticketmaster.com/GarthBrooks and click on “Insider Tips” to create an account. Fans who have an existing Ticketmaster account can log in and update their information, such as address and credit card number.

Ticketmaster also offers a “Garth Smart Queue,” or virtual waiting room, a feature that goes live one hour before the on-sale time.

There is an eight-ticket limit per account, and attendees of all ages must have a ticket. All seats are reserved, and staging will be in-the-round (the entire stadium will be sold, including field-level seats).

NOTE: Tickets will NOT be available for purchase through Knoxville Tickets, the UT Ticket Office or AllVols.com. There will be no pre-sale, and there is no official resale marketplace.

Parking will be available through Ticketmaster as part of the ticket-purchasing process. Parking passes will be required to access lots on campus on the day of the concert.

Detailed information about the Knoxville concert-goer experience, such as local accommodations, will be available at www.VisitKnoxville.com/GarthBrooks. Rooms offered at a specialized rate will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fans should make plans to arrive on campus several hours early, tailgate and enter the stadium well before the show begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Alcohol will be available for purchase at the concert, and important “Know Before You Go” information can be accessed online HERE.

A designated rideshare drop-off/pickup area will be located on Circle Drive near Ayres Hall (not Circle Park).

Concert apparel is available for purchase on GarthBrooks.com and also will be available at Neyland Stadium the day of the show.

Staging for the Garth Brooks concert will begin early the week of Nov. 11, and a stage will be constructed on a covering over the turf at Shields-Watkins Field.

The Volunteers have an open date Nov. 16 and play a road game on Nov. 23 before returning to Neyland Stadium to host Vanderbilt for the regular-season finale Nov. 30. The university has made plans to restore and re-sod the field beginning Nov. 18 and expects the playing surface to be well established and playable when Tennessee kicks off against Vanderbilt.