Nissan Stadium issued an update on Garth Brooks’ concert.
On Sunday, August 1, the stadium shared an update via Twitter, letting fans know that although organizers did everything they could to attempt to reschedule the sold-out concert for tonight, it was not possible.
“After collaborating with our vendors and local officials, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium,” their statement began. “Unfortunately we were unable to secure adequate safety personnel and provide our standard of fan experience in order to move forward with the concert on Sunday evening.”
“We look forward to sharing the rescheduled date in the near future,” the venue, that is home to the Tennessee Titans, added.
“Tickets and parking will be honored for the rescheduled date. More information on ticket options will be provided in the very near future,” the stadium’s statement continued.
Tickets and parking will be honored for the rescheduled date. More information on ticket options will be provided in the very near future.
— Nissan Stadium (@NissanStadium) August 1, 2021
The concert originally scheduled for Saturday (July 31) at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium has been postponed until further notice.
The sold-out event began on Saturday (July 31) at 7 pm with a special Grand Ole Opry show featuring Chris Young, Emmy Lou Harris and Brooks’ wife, country superstar Trisha Yearwood. Moments after Harris and Yearwood took the stage together, fans were asked to evacuate their seats as a severe storm approached the venue. Those who had not entered the venue yet were asked to remain in the cars throughout the storm.
Initially, it was a weather delay as a thunderstorm moved through the downtown Nashville area. According to forecasters, winds were near 60 mph and lightening was also prevalent in the area.
— Ashley Gann (@gannweather) August 1, 2021
Saturday (July 31) evening, thousands of fans were forced to “Shelter In Place” by gathering in the interior concourses of the venue and were not allowed to leave the building, per sources inside and according to several social media posts.
Finally, around 9:15 pm, officials made the call to postpone the event, noting that they were trying to reschedule for the following evening (Sunday, Aug. 1), however, that was not possible.
“The Garth Brooks concert at Nissan Stadium has been postponed due to existing and forecasted weather,” a Tweet from Nissan Stadium read. “We are working with local officials in an attempt to reschedule for tomorrow night.”