It’s Garth Brooks Week in Saskatoon and that city is abuzz after approximately 21 big trucks rolled into the Bridge City to get ready for the four days and six shows.
President and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon, Todd Brandt says their numbers are based on ticket sales profile and using average leisure visitor spending patterns with a 2 day average stay for out of province visitors and one day for average stay for in-province, but not local fans.
He says spending patterns are influenced by how far people come for an event and they have calculated 19% of attendees are from out of province.
Brandt says they are looking at approximately 5.538-million dollars from out-of-province people coming to participate in the concert and another 5.7-million who are not from the Saskatoon area.
They are estimating a totally direct-spend for a five-day period of 11-million dollars.
The parking and pick up locations for shuttle buses is specific to each concert.
As well, SaskTel Centre has purchased the use of 25 hundred more parking spaces from surrounding businesses to accomodate fans.
More on the Garth Brooks concert can be found HERE.