Garth Brooks Bank of America Stadium close Charlotte streets

With Garth Brooks performing two concerts at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, uptown could be packed this weekend, city officials said.

Brooks will perform in Charlotte for the first time in 24 years, and these are his only concert dates in the Carolinas and Virginia on his current tour.

Here’s what fans of the country music star and uptown residents alike need to know about traffic, items concert-goers need to leave at home and other details about the Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, shows.

Wearing a COVID-preventive face mask on a CATS bus or train is now optional, for instance, a CATS spokesman said Thursday.

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Garth Brooks returns to Charlotte for two shows July 15-16, 2022 at Bank of America Stadium. Shelly Yang syang@kcstar.com

Garth Brooks concerts info

Start times: 7 pm Friday and Saturday.

Doors open: 5:30 pm

Tickets: Only 11 sections of the stadium still had tickets available Wednesday afternoon for the Friday show, according to Ticketmaster. More sections have tickets available for the Saturday performance, although only a handful of tickets remained per section. Tickets are $79.41 per seat, with an eight -seat maximum.

Fans can also call 1-877-654-2784 for tickets.

Uptown street closures

These uptown streets will be closed from 5 pm Friday until midnight Saturdayaccording to the Charlotte Department of Transportation:

Brooklyn Village Avenue, between South Church Street and South College Street and between Church Street and Mint Street.

Levine Avenue of the Arts, between South Church Street and South Tryon Street, 5 pm Friday, July 15, until midnight Sunday, July 16.

Morehead Street, right westbound lane between South Tryon Street and I-77 southbound ramp.

South Graham Street, right southbound lane between West 4th Street and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

South Mint Street, right northbound lane between West Trade Street and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

South Mint Street, between Carson Boulevard and Morehead Street.

South Mint Street, between Brooklyn Village Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

West 4th Street, right eastbound lane between South Graham Street and South Mint Street.

West 1st Street, between South Mint Street and South Church Street.

From 11 am Friday until midnight Sunday, Graham Street will be closed between South Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and South Mint Street will be closed between Morehead Street and Brooklyn Village Avenue.

From 4 pm Saturday, until midnight Sunday, these streets will be closed:

Brooklyn Village Avenue between South Church Street and South College Street, and between Church Street and Mint Street.

Levine Avenue of the Arts, between South Church Street and South Tryon Street.

Morehead Street, right westbound lane between South Tryon Street and I-77 northbound ramp.

South Mint Street between Carson Boulevard and Morehead Street; the right northbound lane between West Trade Street and West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; and between Brooklyn Village Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

West 4th Street, right eastbound lane between South Graham Street and South Mint Street.

West 1st Street between South Mint Street and South Church Street.

South Graham Street, right southbound lane between West Trade Street and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Keep these items at home

Per Bank of America Stadium policy, these items are prohibited:

Purses larger than a clutch bag.

Briefcases, luggage, backpacks, bum bags, cinch bags and computer bags, camera bags and any bag larger than the permissible size.

Coolers, weapons, alcohol, glass, cans, studded jewelry.

The only bags permitted are clear tote bags up to 12′ by 6” by 12”; 1-gallon resealable clear plastic storage bags; and small clutch bags with strap not exceeding 4.5” by 6.5.”

For a complete list of prohibited items, visit Panthers.com/stadium.

Getting around uptown and safety tips

Keep your car at home

Walk, bike or use a ride-sharing service or public transportation. Wearing a COVID-preventive face mask is optional on CATS buses and trains.

Ride-share dropoff and pickup for the concert will be at 3rd and Church streets near Romare Bearden Park.

The city also posted an uptown travel safety guide on its website.

If you’re walking

Wear bright clothing at night.

Walk facing traffic.

Remove headphones and remain alert.

Cross safely when exiting the bus.

Watch for turning vehicles.

Stay especially alert “in parking lots and around train and light rail tracks.”

If you’re bicycling

Wear bright clothing at night.

Wear a helmet.

Ride with traffic.

Obey all traffic signals and signs.

Use hand signals.

Look before entering traffic and changing lanes.

If you drive

Make sure vehicle lights are on at night.

Yield to pedestrians.

Look for pedestrians and cyclists when turning.

Obey all traffic signals and signs.

Use signals turning.

Receive traffic alerts

Sign up for Charlotte Department of Transportation Getting Around email alerts at PublicInput.com. Register on the site for daily street closure and weekly street use and event notices.

Register for Charlotte Area Transportation System notices at CATS Rider Alerts.

Find details about parking and ride sharing near the stadium at Panthers.com/stadium.

This story was originally published July 14, 2022 7:10 AM.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.

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