The event sold 700 parking passes, while an estimated 10,000 fans are expected to attend the country concert.
“For everyone without a parking pass, shuttles will be available at the Summerville campus of GRU,” Denlinger said.
The Georgia Regents University shuttle will run from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. The two-mile ride will cost spectators $5. GreenJackets officials said they expect to use every parking lot on GRU’s campus.
Gates to the concert open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. with opening act Chris Lane.
“There’s plenty of parking at the Summerville campus, so it should be pretty smooth for our patrons to get from GRU to (the stadium),” Denlinger said. “We’re not expecting any issues.”
At 3 p.m. Friday, Division Street – as well as parts of Milledge Road – will be blocked off to spectators without parking credentials.
Denlinger, who was hired by the GreenJackets in January, said this is the biggest event “in years” at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
“We’re excited,” he said. “Right now, Florida Georgia Line is one of the most popular names in country music, so we’re expecting a great crowd (Friday) night.”
According to a Division Street resident, she was notified of the concert Thursday with a letter in her door from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The letter warned residents to expect “delays, traffic problems and parking issues.”
Tickets to the event remain available and can be purchased at the stadium at 78 Milledge Road.