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Commuters Warned Of Possible Traffic Issues Due To One Direction Concert

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Commuters Warned Of Possible Traffic Issues Due To One Direction Concert

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 19, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 19, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Traffic could be a nightmare in and around downtown Nashville during the Tuesday afternoon commute as tens of thousands of fans make their way to the One Direction concert at LP Field.

Metropolitan Nashville Police said about 50,000 fans were expected to attend the 7 p.m. concert. Parking lots open at 3 p.m. with gates at 5 p.m.

Once the first-come, first serve 4,500 parking spots are filled at LP Field, the rest of the fans will have to park downtown. Officers have urged downtown workers to consider avoiding the area as they make their way home.

Parents were encouraged to drop off groups of teens attending the concert in two established “drop-off zones.”

Parents arriving from the south should make their way to Shelby Avenue, where they will be directed onto the campus at the intersection of Shelby Avenue and South Second Street. Attendees can get out of vehicles on Davidson Street/South First Street near the base of the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

Any parents coming from the north should make their way to Woodland Street and enter the LP Field campus at Woodland and South First streets. They will be guided to Russell Street, where concert goers can get out of vehicles.

Starting at 9 p.m., parents can line up at the drop-off zones to pick up attendees.

Parking information can be found at www.parkitdowntown.com.

Backpacks, large purses, coolers, and other large items are prohibited and won't be allowed in the stadium.