Fans rushed for tickets last November to Jason Aldean's much anticipated show in Sanford Stadium on April 13, with tickets selling out in less than an hour after being released to the public.
Now those same lucky ticket-buyers will have to fight and scrape for parking spaces, after the University of Georgia and the UGA Athletic Association announced in a press release that there would be no free parking on the entire campus.
"The closest non-university parking to Sanford Stadium is approximately seven tenths of a mile walk," the press release said. "There will be no transit service from parking areas to the stadium, and no "drop offs" at the stadium will be allowed."
The show is sold-out and will host about 60,000 fans in what is the hallowed stadium's first musical venture in its 84-year history.
Parking services will sell permits for lots closest to Sanford Stadium, in five price tiers, based on proximity. The prices range from $10 to $25, with the cheapest (and farthest) zone at the Chicopee Parking Deck off East Broad Street, and the closest zone at the Miller Learning Center. The permits are good for the day of the concert.
UGA Director of Athletics Greg McGarity said in a February interview that the extra parking and work from the concert would be an asset.
"The University has a chance to generate venue from parking," McGarity said. "[The concert] provides another working opportunity. I'm sure there are a lot of employees making overtime with a chance they wouldn't have had."