Tips for Attending the Eric Church Concert in Sioux Falls
The time has almost arrived for Eric Church to bring The Outsiders World Tour to Sioux Falls. Here are some tips for those attending the show.
Eric Church sold out the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center within minutes. About 12,000 people will be attending the show, and you'll want to be prepared.
Getting to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center:
The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is located on the north side of Sioux Falls near the intersection of Russell and Western, and Madison and Western. From I-29 take the Russell Street exit and head east towards Western Avenue. There are four parking lots surrounding the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
No matter where you end up, parking for the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is FREE. There are four on-site parking lots, one lot that is a block away, and a couple of different shuttle options.
The spots marked with a blue marker are the on-site parking spots. You are able to get into lots 3 and 5 from Western Avenue, 6 off of Russell, and 4 off of West (Easiest way in. Can also access 4 from same entrance as 3).
The orange marker (Listed as 2) is parking that is available at Earl McCart Fields. There are plenty of spots at this location. Simply park, and walk across the street to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The parking lot can be entered off of Western Avenue.
With the concert being sold out, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is offering FREE shuttles from Elmwood Golf Course and from Burnside Park. The shuttles locations are marked in white on the map above. Shuttle service will begin at 5:30pm and will continue after the concert. If you are not able to get to the PREMIER Center early, you are probably better off going with this option.
Entering the Building:
Arrive early if possible as you will be screened for security purposes. Once in the building you can opt to check out the merchandise stands. If possible get your merchandise prior to the show instead of after, as there's no set time of how long they will stay open after the show.
Leaving the Venue:
Patience. I cannot stress it enough, especially for residents of Sioux Falls. Just like what we saw leaving the Jason Aldean concert, traffic will be diverted essentially into one-way streets. Parking in lots 3-4 on the map will be directed south once leaving, while lot 5 will be directed north. Leaving out of lot 6 will require a right turn and you can either go south on West, or U-Turn onto West Russell.
No matter which way you are directed, you are able to get back to I-29. You can get back to I-29 by heading west on Russell, Madison, 12th, or 41st. Traffic lights will also be controlled to make sure people get out in a timely manner.
Another heads up: If you plan on picking up someone after the show, traffic on Western Avenue will be limited to exiting traffic and shuttles.
Having a plan in place will save you a bit of a headache and will make the experience for all a bit easier. Arrive early, find a parking spot (PSA note: please park within marked lines), and enter the venue. Lastly, have a GREAT time! Eric Church puts on one of the best shows you could see. Enjoy it!