Onondaga County Executive addresses Amphitheater concerns: Your Stories

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Many concert fans have expressed doubt in attending another concert at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview after the chaos of the Dave Matthews Band concert on Tuesday. 

To avoid parking and waiting issues that occurred the at the DMB concert, the county has taken extra measures to make things as smooth as possible.

There are 25 Centro buses that will be shuttling fans to the Orange Lot for the Kenny Chesney concert.

The pedestrian bridge will also be open for this concert. 

The county says arrive as early as possible. 

“There’s plenty of time. If you get out of work at 5 or 5:30, there’s plenty of time to make it to the show by 8:00. The issue was more that people got to the parking lots and had parties in the parking lots and didn’t actually get on the shuttles until the last minute which created very long lines and bad decisions by people to try to walk across 690. That’s being alleviated by opening the pedestrian bridge and can be further eliminated by people getting there sooner,” said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. 

Several concertgoers have asked why the Amphitheater is still having issues even though the venue has been open for three years. 

Mahoney says it’s because of constant improvements, which won’t last forever. 

If you have a question for the Your Stories team, give us a call at 315-446-9900 or email us at YourStories@localsyr.com
 

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