Updated July 9, 2021 - 12:32 pm
With over 50,000 people expected to converge on Allegiant Stadium for Saturday’s Garth Brooks concert, knowing how to get where you need to be ahead of time is key.
The concert is expected to draw a larger crowd than the Illenium performance last weekend — the first event with a large crowd at the stadium — so leaving well ahead of doors opening at 5 p.m. is recommended.
The best option to get to and from Allegiant Stadium is to walk from Las Vegas Boulevard via the Hacienda bridge, according to the stadium’s website. Concertgoers can park around the resort corridor and take public transportation to the area and then walk. The trek takes 10-15 minutes.
Hacienda will be closed between Las Vegas Boulevard and Polaris Avenue during large events and on game days, when more than 20,000 attendees are expected to use the bridge.
The operation appeared to work efficiently last weekend as an hour after Illineum’s concert ended, Hacienda was reopened to vehicular traffic, according to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
To ensure traffic flow around the stadium is smooth, some roads normally with two-way traffic will be converted to one-way status for the Brooks concert.
Polaris Avenue, which runs on the west side of Allegiant Stadium, will allow only northbound traffic, while Dean Martin Drive will handle only southbound traffic. Oquendo Road, across Russell Road from the stadium, will be designated for westbound travel only, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
With parking lots for Allegiant Stadium events spread out, concertgoers will be driving to various lots. Here are the best routes to get to each lot.
■ MGM Resorts garages
MGM Resorts offers event day parking at its three closest properties to Allegiant Stadium: Mandalay Bay/Delano, Luxor and Excalibur. As of Friday morning, prices for the garage were $65-$75. Once parked there, fans can walk to Hacienda and take the bridge over to the stadium.
■ Raiders-controlled lots
The parking lots controlled by the Raiders will get you closer to the stadium, with some spots still open around the facility’s footprint. Those spots on SpotHero were listed as $100 as of Friday morning.
■ Lots A, B, J, K, S and W
Fans should enter Polaris from Russell and follow directional signage to their parking lot, Metro recommends.
■ Lots C, D, E, F, G, H and N
Motorists should enter the area from Tropicana southbound onto Dean Martin and follow signage to their lot, according to Metro.
Ride hailing areas
Those opting for ride hailing into the stadium’s vicinity will be dropped off and picked up at Valley View and Reno and Century Par Drive and Quail, Metro noted. There are also ride hailing areas at neighboring Strip resorts, where attendees can then walk on the Hacienda bridge before and after the show.
Concertgoers who are staying at a Strip property or residents who choose to park a bit away from the stadium can also use the RTC’s Deuce buses. The double-decker buses run every 15 minutes and stop at Mandalay Bay, where riders can exit and make their way over the Hacienda bridge.