Phish Addresses Plague Impact For Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Concerts
Phish‘s concerts at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado August 30 – September 1 will go on as planned despite plague found in prairie dogs in the nearby Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Reserve. A statement from the band notes that because of the situation vending will not be allowed on-site and there won’t be overnight camping this year.
Parking at the venue has been restricted to ashpalt lots. As such, off-site parking will be available and shuttles will be provided. Read the full statement from Phish.com:
As you may have heard, there have been ongoing cases of plague in prairie dog colonies in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge this summer. Fortunately, the Tri-County Health Department has advised that Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (DSGP) is safe to host Phish’s concerts over Labor Day weekend. While there have been no confirmed cases of plague on site at DSPG, as an extra measure of caution, the Health Department has restricted parking at the venue to asphalt lots — concertgoers will not be allowed to park on unpaved lots or grass.
As a result, we are sorry to say that there will be no overnight camping allowed for this year’s shows. All camping tickets and RV tickets (and associated service charges) will be automatically refunded within the next few days. We recognize the tremendous inconvenience this may cause for those who had planned on camping. Our friends at CID have created a special portal with listings of nearby hotels including some with discounted weekend rates for Phish fans.
While DSGP has significant asphalt parking on site, off-site parking will need to be utilized to accommodate all concertgoers. We will be providing free off-site parking and free shuttles at nearby locations, and we will be notifying ticket holders of parking and shuttle details once they are finalized over the next week.
Also, please note that due to these restrictions, vending will not be permitted on site as the area traditionally set aside for vending is no longer useable.
Thanks very much for your cooperation — our goal is to make sure these concerts go off as smoothly as possible while preserving the safety of all attendees.
Tickets for all three concerts are sold out.