Garth Brooks to draw record crowd at Autzen Stadium on Saturday

Officials at the University of Oregon say that security will be extremely tight with extra personnel at each gate.

Posted: Jun 25, 2019 6:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- It's almost time for Garth Brooks' concert in Eugene, and the crowds are expected to be bigger than they have ever been before. 

Officials at the University of Oregon said security will be extremely tight with extra personnel at each gate. 

RELATED: GARTH BROOKS TO PERFORM IN EUGENE

According to online records, the biggest crowd that has ever been at Autzen Stadium was 60,055 people in October 2011. However, Mike Duncan, the associate athletic director of events at Autzen Stadium, said Saturday night's crowd will exceed the previous record. 

"What we can expect -- this is going to be the most people that we've ever had in Autzen Stadium for a single event. So there's going to be an awful lot of people here," says Duncan.

MORE: GARTH BROOKS SETS RECORD AFTER FRIDAY TICKET FRENZY

Duncan also said there will be heavy traffic throughout the area, so if you're going, you should plan ahead. If you're not, he said you should avoid the area.

The regular parking lots at Autzen are already sold out, so concertgoers can expect to pay up to $40 at a lot farther out. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 41348

Reported Deaths: 649
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah8955159
Marion5684107
Washington561274
Umatilla332844
Clackamas306165
Lane229427
Malheur189737
Jackson16176
Deschutes109813
Yamhill98315
Linn78815
Polk64315
Jefferson6009
Morrow5436
Lincoln51113
Union4652
Benton4336
Klamath4053
Wasco34715
Douglas3425
Hood River2771
Josephine2623
Columbia2531
Clatsop2370
Coos2360
Baker1143
Crook1002
Tillamook700
Curry571
Wallowa402
Lake340
Harney210
Sherman180
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 52°
Corvallis
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 51°
Roseburg
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
North Bend
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events