Garth Brooks broke another ticket sales record for his upcoming concert at Ford Field, selling more than 70,000 tickets in 90 minutes this morning.
The show, set to take place on February 22, 2020, was just announced earlier this month. According to Brooks’ publicist, more than 70,000 bought tickets, marking an all-time high for the Detroit Lions’ stadium. Typically, the maximum capacity for sold-out Ford Field shows is about 50,000, The Detroit Free Press notes, and standard football capacity is about 65,000. However, the stadium can be extended when needed – like with the 2006 Super Bowl. The stadium’s attendance record is 80,103 for Wrestlemania 23 in 2007.
Throughout the venue’s history, Taylor Swift, U2, Eminem, and the Rolling Stones have performed. Brooks last performance in the city was back in 2015, followed by shows in Michigan in 2016 at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena.
Brooks has continued to break record on his ongoing stadium tour; he broke the Heinz Field sales record for his sold-out show at the Pittsburgh stadium this past February, followed by breaking the record for the biggest concert at the Bronco’s Mile High Stadium in Denver. More seats needed to be added to his stop at Idaho’s Albertsons Stadium to meet high demand, and Neyland Stadium’s ticket sales record was broken within minutes of going on sale. In addition to the stadium shows, Brooks embarked on seven Dive Bar stops with Blake Shelton, hitting intimate bars across the U.S. to support their new single of the same name.
While the Ford Field concert is his only announced upcoming concert, he is expected to reveal more over the next two years.