DENVER — While Saturday night’s Denver show might have been one of the best of Garth Brooks’ career, it likely wasn’t for 60 people who opted to park in the nearby neighborhoods despite repeated warnings not to be those friends in “tow” places.

Heather D. Burke with Denver Public Works (DPW) said 60 vehicles were towed on Saturday – which she said is average for an event at Broncos Stadium. For context, the Garth Brooks concert is the biggest ticketed event in the venue’s history, drawing more than 80,000 country music fans.

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Ahead of time, DPW warned concert-goers to avoid driving to the event … and especially not to park illegally in the surrounding neighborhoods.

But, some people didn’t take the warning about their friends in “tow” places. Burke said the vehicles that were towed also received parking citations.

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The citations cost $50, according to Burke, and a tow is $120 – meaning the illegal parking came with a bill up to $170. Those towed vehicles were taken to a temporary impound lot at 3000 W. 3rd Ave.

Parking at Mile High itself was sold out before the event, so concertgoers were encouraged to take the light rail, bike or call an Uber.

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