The State Farm Center has been working on how to get concert goers from Garth Brooks’ Saturday afternoon show out before allowing the 7:30 concert crowd into the parking areas and arena.
Today, officials put out a special statement encouraging those with Saturday night tickets to NOT show up early.
While the “doors open” time for the 7:30 concert is suppose to be at approximately 6:15pm, due to the double header, they may open later. Fans may enter through all entrances of State Farm Center. Guests are encouraged NOT TO arrive early to allow traffic from the 3:00 p.m. show to clear.
OTHER INFORMATION THE STATE FARM CENTER RELEASED INCLUDES:
TICKETS: Fans are advised to pick up will call tickets in advance of the show date. The Illinois Ticket Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. On show day, the box office will open at noon and will remain open until after the performance starts.
PARKING INFO: Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Lots open as soon as possible following the 3 p.m. show. Additional overflow lots may be available based on weather conditions. Please follow instructions from local authorities regarding the overflow lot availability. A parking lot map can be found on our Parking & Transportation page. Overnight parking is NOT available in any State Farm Center lot.
PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATIONS: The West and East circle drives off of First and Fourth Streets are available for patron drop off and pick-up. First Street is closed to through traffic, so those wishing to drop off on the west side will need to wait for the barricades at Kirby Avenue or St. Mary’s Road to be moved by a police officer to gain access.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Due to the nature of doubleheader events, note that there will be high volumes of outbound traffic around the State Farm Center. Please DO NOT arrive early so this traffic has time to clear. Please note that First Street between Kirby Avenue and St. Mary’s Road is closed to through traffic and only available for those accessing the west circle drive for drop off and pick up.
CAMERA POLICY: No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment are prohibited unless authorized by the promoter and/or the Garth Brooks team.
Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:
• Telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind
• Interchangeable lenses of any kind
• Monopods, tripods or selfie sticks
• Flash equipment of any kind
• Audio-Video recording
• iPad or tablets
BAG POLICY: All large bags including backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. will be prohibited from entry into State Farm Center. Purses, diaper bags and other small bags are subject to search prior to entry.
SECURITY POLICY: All bags are subject to search at points of entry.
FOOD/BEVERAGE: Patrons are NOT allowed to bring outside food/beverage into the arena.