Garth Brooks sets Detroit stadium record

Brooks sold more than 70k tickets within 90 minutes

Garth Brooks just set the record for the largest attendance at a one-night musical event with over 70,000 tickets sold in only 90 minutes for Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The concert will be Saturday, February 22, 2020. This will be Brooks’ first time ever playing at Ford Field and the only Michigan stop on three year long Stadium Tour!

Since The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour launch in March 2019, Brooks has broken stadium attendance records in St. Louis, MO at The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, two sold out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium, Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium, Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium and two sold out nights at Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium shows, both of which sold out in under an hour. The next stop will be Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on August 10th that also sold out in under a hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks added a second date in Regina, SK on August 9th due to demand. He hosted record-breaking numbers in Boise, ID with 86,000 in attendance for two back to back shows, with special guest Blake Shelton tagging along for the first night to perform their new single “Dive Bar” which was recorded and filmed.

Most recently, Brooks set the concert ticket sales record at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Brooks broke the internet, literally, when the initial round of tickets went on sale in September, freezing Ticketmaster’s systems. Moving at over one thousand tickets a minute, the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour ticket on sale for Knoxville, TN came to a halt when the system could not open tickets fast enough to keep up with the demand. Over 80,000 tickets were sold after production hold seats were released and sold out in minutes.

This is the second year of the stadium tour. The trek will hit 10-12 cities per year for three years with most of the venues being college stadiums.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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