Garth Brooks is slated to perform five sold-out shows at Dublin, Ireland’s Croke Park in July 2014. About 400,000 people are expected to attend the shows, which run from July 25-29.
However, according to BBC News, a legal document shows Croke Park operators agreed to limit the number of concerts it hosts to three per year. Residents of the area have threatened a High Court injunction if licenses are allowed for the fourth and fifth Brooks concerts.
Promoters have 10 weeks to apply for a license before the first show, and residents are allowed five weeks to protest the application. Dublin’s city council has only rejected one application for a license in 30 years.
Approximately 25,000 people live in the area of Croke Park, with 6,000 of them living in a zone that is supposedly adversely affected during large events. Pat Gates with the Clonliffe and Croke Park residents’ association, residents experience significant disruption to their lives in the weeks leading up to major concert events, including noise pollution, traffic congestion, litter, and drunken concert-goers.
It has been 17 years since Brooks’ last concert in Dublin.
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