If you have ever attended a concert at the Allstate Area (the former Rosemont Horizon), you know what a hassle parking is and with construction on many feeder roads in the vicinity of the venue, the parking situation is even more of a pain. What makes travel truly tricky is the fact that there are two Garth Brooks concerts scheduled on both Friday and Saturday nights. So before you venture out to this weekend's the Garth shows, I thought I'd pass on some important parking information

Friday, Sept 5, 2014 (6pm show) / Saturday Sept 6, 2014 (6pm Show)

Allstate parking lots will open at 3:30pm. The doors will open at 4:30pm. After the show, all concert goers will be required to exit the arena immediately when the show wraps up. If you are planning to make any merchandise purchases, please do so before or during the show. All merchandise booths will close promptly at the end of the show. There are additional parking facilities at 1111 W. Touhy (corner of Touhy and Lee St.). You may want to consider using the remote parking facilities. There are FREE shuttle services available between the Arena and remote parking. Parking fees at all lots is $20 (Cash Only).

Friday, Sept 5, 2014 (10:30pm show) / Saturday Sept 6, 2014 (10:30pm show)

Do NOT not arrive before 9:00pm. Traffic from the 6:00pm show will be leaving up until 9pm and there will be no access to the Allstate Arena lots. Again, additional parking is available at 1111 W. Touhy (corner of Touhy and Lee St.) There are FREE shuttle services available between the Arena and remote parking. Parking fees at all lots is $20 (Cash Only).

Again, be advised there is road construction going on, so please allow for traffic delays. The most tricky situation will be for traffic arriving for the 10:30pm shows. so plan accordingly.