Garth Brooks coming to Memorial Stadium

Published: May. 12, 2021 at 7:38 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 7:55 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is coming to Lincoln. The concert will be Saturday, August 14th at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. This will be the first concert at Memorial Stadium in 12 years, dating back to a Larry the Cable Guy show on July 4, 2009. The last musical performance at Memorial Stadium was Farm Aid III in 1987.

University of Nebraska officials tell 1011 NOW they hope to have 90,000 fans attend the concert. They plan to utilize both stadium seats and seats on the field.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. CDT. The all-inclusive ticket will cost $94.95 each. The concert will have in-the-round seating with an eight-ticket limit per purchase. There are only 3 ways to purchase tickets for the Aug. 14 show:

Fans should be aware there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Friday, May 21st.

“This is an exciting day for Nebraska and the City of Lincoln,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We have looked long and hard for the past year at several options to boost the local and state economy. The opportunity to partner with Garth Brooks for a show at Memorial Stadium was a no-brainer. This concert will have Lincoln buzzing, provide a great kickoff to the fall and benefit the University, City of Lincoln and State of Nebraska.”

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour began in March of 2019 and has broken attendance records at every stop on the tour, and will have a major economic impact on Lincoln and the surrounding area.

“Nebraska Athletics is proud to bring an event of this magnitude to Memorial Stadium,” Nebraska Senior Deputy Athletic Director Garrett Klassy said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch one of the most iconic entertainers of our lifetime perform in one of the most storied venues in the United States. There is no doubt that the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour at Memorial Stadium will be a highly coveted ticket and be a memorable night in Lincoln.”

The University of Nebraska said it continues to work with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department and will follow all local COVID protocols.

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