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Spokane prepares for Garth Brooks

Spokane prepares for Garth Brooks

SPOKANE, Wash. - We're just more than 24 hours away from the start of a huge music weekend in Spokane, when country music star Garth Brooks will begin a 7-show run at the Spokane Arena.

More than 70,000 will cycle through the Spokane Arena in the coming days. A lot of those fans are coming to Spokane from all around the region.

It's his first concert in the Lilac City in almost two decades. 22 trucks rolled into to town Wednesday to start setting up. People are coming from all over to see him. 

Visit Spokane estimates between hotels, restaurants and everything else, his shows are going to give the city over a $14.6 million boost.

But to make sure the Garth experience is a positive one, the Spokane Arena says check your tickets in advance, to make sure you know what show you're going to. They also say if you bought your ticket through an online site, and not through the arena, to check with them to make sure its legitimate.. You can bring it to their ticket office for that. Parking wise it's going to be tight, so it's a good idea to show up two hours early to make sure you have enough time. You will be required to go through a metal detector, and big bags will not be allowed in. 

For expediency, they say don’t even try to bring in any outside food or drink, weapons, video or audio recorders, or pets that aren't real service animals. To help with the parking, STA will also have extra shuttles running later for the shows, between the arena and the downtown plaza.