Heading to Garth Brooks? Here’s your traffic and transit need-to-know

Garth Brooks is set to perform in Regina Aug. 9 and 10 at Mosaic Stadium.
Garth Brooks is set to perform in Regina Aug. 9 and 10 at Mosaic Stadium. File / Global News

The wait is over Regina: the Garth Brooks extravaganza begins Friday night.

With back-to-back shows set to rock Mosaic Stadium on  Friday and Saturday, it’s sure to be one of the parties of the year. Here are the road closures and transit options you need to know to make your experience as stress-free as possible.

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Starting at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, the 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of Elphinstone Street will be limited to city buses and local residents.

The following roads will also be affected by closures:

  • 1500 block of Elphinstone Street at Dewdney Avenue
  • Princess Street and 9th Avenue
  • Argyle Street and 9th Avenue
  • McTavish Street and 9th Avenue
  • Elphinstone Street and 9th Avenue
  • Montague Street and 10th Avenue
  • Elphinstone Street and North Railway Street
  • Saskatchewan Drive and Elphinstone Street

The traffic restrictions will be in place until Saturday night.

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Of course, if all that traffic sounds like a headache waiting to happen, you can catch a free shuttle to the game courtesy the Regina Hotel Association and SGI.

The service will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as after the concerts, and will leave from stations at Northland, Southland, Warehouse (6th and Hamilton, Dewdney and Scarth, Dewdney and Lorne), downtown (Sask Dr. And Hamilton Eastbound, Hamilton and 11th), and the old Costco parking lot.

Gates open at 5 p.m. both nights. Both opening acts — Brett Kissel Friday and Jesse Labelle Saturday — take the stage at 7 p.m. followed by Brooks.

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