Fresh off reportedly setting a Ticketmaster record for tickets sold, Garth Brooks annonced another summer stop on his calendar. The country star will perform in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 14, with tickets on sale May 21.
Brooks scheduled his performance for Memorial Stadium, which has only hosted one other concert in its nearly 100 years of existence, having hosted Farm Aid III in 1987. Larry the Cable Guy performed the lone other “major entertainment event” in the stadium’s history, performing his comedy act more than a decade ago. For Brooks, the event will be his lone stop in Nebraska on his ongoing Stadium Tour, which gets back underway on July 10 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to welcome Garth Brooks back to the Cornhusker State,” Gov. Pete Ricketts says. “Memorial Stadium is the perfect venue for this historic concert as everything gets back to normal here in the Good Life.”
Memorial Stadium is home to the University of Nebraska’s football team, and can host up to 90,000 fans in the configuration Brooks uses with the stage at the center of the field and seating all around. Should the event approach that level of capacity, it would likely be one of the largest crowds in Brooks’ career, which has seen enormous stadium crowds (though it would fall far short of his 1997 concert in New York’s Central Park that reportedly saw over 700,000 attend). His last performances in Lincoln saw an estimated 68,000 fans spread over five days at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
“I can’t know what the future holds, only God knows that,” Brooks told the crowd at the end of the final show of that run. “But if we get to tour again, I sure as hell would like to come back to Lincoln, Nebraska.”
Tickets for the show are $94.95 and will go on sale at 10 AM Friday, May 21.
Brooks’ record-setting onsale saw an announced 50,000 tickets sold in just 30 minutes last week for a July 10 performance scheduled at Rice-Eccles stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.