Garth Brooks Breaks Neyland Stadium Record On Knoxville Tour Stop

Garth Brooks at Neyland Stadium. Photo: 8 Ten, Inc.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks shattered another attendance record with his 10th stadium tour stop, at Knoxville’s Neyland Stadium Saturday night (Nov. 16), breaking the Neyland Stadium and the state of Tennessee’s attendance record for a single concert event.

Performing the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years, Brooks was welcomed with roars of over 84,000 eager fans gearing up for the unforgettable night. Jon Pardi opened the stadium show, which was the 10th in a series that has included shows at St. Louis, Missouri’s The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, two sold-out nights at Minneapolis, Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium, Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, Eugene, Oregon’s Autzen Stadium and two sold-out nights at Boise, Idaho’s Albertsons Stadium. This year, the tour averaged just over 83,000 tickets in each city and over 914,000 tickets sold to date.

It was recently announced that Brooks’ next stadium show will take place in Detroit at Ford Field on Feb. 22. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 A.M. EST, and tickets and more information can be found at

Brooks also announced his intimate Dive Bar Tour will come to a close, with the sixth and seventh stops of the stint to be held on the same night, Dec. 2 at Prospectors in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and Six String in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Times for the shows will be announced closer to the event and tickets can only be won through radio contests.


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