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March 24 - 27 , 2016
FirstOntario Centre

Garth Brooks


Here is some important information about the upcoming Garth Brooks shows at FirstOntario Centre 



For those attending:
Thursday March 24 – 7:30pm | Friday March 25 – 7:00pm | 
Sunday March 27 - 7:00pm

Doors to FirstOntario Centre will open 90 minutes prior to the start of each show. We encourage you to arrive early.

For those attending:
Saturday March 26 - 7:00pm

Doors to FirstOntario Centre will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the show at 5:30pm. We encourage you to arrive early. Garth Brooks will take the stage at 7:00pm, as there is no opening act.

For those attending 
Saturday March 26 – 10:30pm

Doors to FirstOntario Centre are expected to open at 10:00pm, but due to the nature of back to back shows, there is a possibility that doors may open later.

See the parking information below for details on the additional transportation and shuttle services provided for your particular show.

Are you looking for something to do prior to the show?

Join us for the Coor’s Banquet Pre-Show Tailgate Parties prior to each of the Garth Brooks shows and enjoy some Beer, Bites and Bands at Molson Canadian Studio. CLICK HERE for more information.


Venue entrances are located on both Bay St. and York Blvd.

For information on our general building policies CLICK HERE

Paperless Tickets/Credit Card Entry         

Paperless Ticket/Credit Card entry into the venue will be through the Bay St. entrance. Please do not forget that your entire party must enter at the same time and tickets cannot be transferred to other credit cards. For more information on paperless tickets CLICK HERE


Merchandise will be available at 3 locations inside the venue.  An additional outdoor merchandise stand will be located on the corner of Bay St. and York Blvd. The outdoor stand will open to the public at 3pm each day. We encourage you to come early and purchase your merchandise prior to the start of the show.

Camera Policy

No Video or Audio Recording
No Tablets, GoPros or Drones
No Selfie Sticks
No Professional Cameras (detachable/interchangeable lens)
Please Note: Event staff reserve the right to restrict the use of other types of cameras should they feel the quality and/or type of camera fails to protect the artist’s interests. 


Large crowds are expected for all shows, therefore we strongly encourage patrons to consider carpooling, or taking public transit and make plans to arrive early to the venue.


For information on municipal parking lots CLICK HERE
For Information on all downtown parking lots CLICK HERE
*Please note that rates may fluctuate due to event pricing in these lots*

Hamilton Public Transit (HSR):

CLICK HERE for more information

Go Transit:

CLICK HERE for more information


Due to the back-to-back shows taking place on Saturday, parking will be extremely limited in the downtown core. Patrons are encouraged to take public transit or our express shuttle service.

Public Transit 

The City of Hamilton will extend the HSR bus service hours on Sunday morning in order to accommodate the end time of the 10:30pm Garth Brooks concert taking place on Saturday evening. All HSR routes, city wide will be extended. For those attending the concert, the last buses leaving from the MacNab Transit Terminal and surrounding area will depart between 2:00am and 2:15am.

Express Shuttle 

*Only available to patrons attending the Saturday March 26th 10:30pm show

COST: $10 (cash only) to ride the express shuttle to and from FirstOntario Centre.

From approximately 8:00pm to 10:30pm express shuttles to FirstOntario Centre will be leaving approximately every 15-20 minutes from the following locations:


Address: 99 Upperwentworth Street Hamilton, Ontario L9A 4X5
Shuttle Pick Up/Drop-Off Point: South side of the mall by Hudson’s Bay parallel to Limeridge Road East


Address: 75 Centennial Parkway North, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 2P2
Shuttle Pick Up/Drop-Off Point: South east corner of the mall at the main bus terminal between Sears and the Beer Store, parallel to Queenston Road


Address: 119 Osler Drive, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 4H4
Shuttle Pick Up/Drop Off Point: Main bus terminal across from Dollarama 

Following the show, shuttles will pick up patrons at the same locations they were dropped off, ad driven directly back to each respective shuttle pick-up location.

*Please note there is no overnight parking permitted at shuttle pick-up locations.