Dallas police are expecting to turn people away from the NCAA Final Four free music festival that Bruce Springsteen will be headlining. Dallas News has more information.
The old Reunion Arena site downtown, where the concert will be held, has been judged to hold about 40,000 people, Assistant Chief Michael Genovesi told City Council members Friday.
Police are expecting 50,000-60,000 people a day downtown during the events. But that number is fluid and won’t be the same for each concert. For instance, Genovesi said after the briefing, the crowd that turns out for Tim McGraw crowd might not stick around for the Killers, which will draw their own fans.
Still, he said he’d be “stunned” if police didn’t have to turn people away.
Genovesi said police have a plan to notify people when the area is starting to fill up. They will refer people to other events, such as BracketTown (a paid interactive event) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
People will not likely be turned away for showing up too early, he said. But they’re not going to be allowed to camp out the night before.
Police don’t expect crowds to be a major problem, even though alcohol will be served at the concert. They said past host cities haven’t had major incidents.
Police also encouraged people to take the DART trains rather than driving and trying to find parking downtown, which will be limited.