Lindsey Street traffic flow to be altered for U2 concert

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The long-anticipated U2 concert is coming Oct. 18, and fans will be descending on Norman in large numbers for the Sunday evening event at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

With attendance estimates in the range of 50,000 to 60,000 for the event, the concert will impact the City of Norman and its resources very much like a home football game does. Traffic issues will therefore be handled by the Norman Police Department as they are on football Saturdays. This will include turning Lindsey Street one way east prior to the concert if traffic volume requires it, and one way west following the concert.

Parking as well will be similar to football Saturdays. The Lloyd Noble Center at Jenkins Avenue, just north of State Highway 9 is the preferred parking venue for those attending the concert. As on football Saturdays, round trip shuttle service will cost $2 per person. Special provisions for people with disabilities will be made, with handicap compatible busses dropping fans off at an appropriate stadium entrance. Additional information about parking in the campus area is available at:

Those fans opting for parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus are reminded that the City of Norman made changes in neighborhood parking restrictions last year to limit parking to one side of some residential streets. This was done to ensure that emergency vehicles would have sufficient clearance to pass down those streets. Parking restrictions on public streets are clearly indicated by "no parking" signs, so avoiding impoundment or ticketing will be as easy as obeying the signs, avoiding yellow curbs, and not blocking private driveways.

Norman Police also will be on the lookout for drunk drivers, so those who plan to include alcohol in their concert experience are encouraged to have a designated driver or make other appropriate transportation arrangements.

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