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Usana Amphitheatre's new parking lots might make egress easier

Published May 31, 2012 2:48 pm

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The Mountain View Corridor will eventually run along the western periphery of Salt Lake County and northwest Utah County, serving 13 municipalities to meet projected transportation demands in the year 2030.

But the freeway will run where half of the parking lot of the state's premium outdoor venue Usana Amphiptheatre used to be, forcing United Concerts to make alternate plans for traffic headed to and out of the amphitheater during its 10th season.

Three new parking lots will be open and ready for the first concert of the season, the Scorpions' "Final Sting " tour on June 11.

One lot will be southwest of the amphitheater, with a walkway from the lot directly to the front gate. Two other lots have been added southeast of the amphitheater, with another walkway that will lead fans to a newly constructed second box office.

In addition, the lot for carpools (with at least four people in a car) and those paying for premium parking has been moved closer to the front gate, with a separate entrance and exit.

If all goes as planned, the alternate arrangements for parking might — gasp — make ingress and egress out of the parking lots easier than in years past, when at times it seemed as if you could walk back to your home quicker than make your way out of the parking lots. A graphic visually explaining the changes will be in this weekend's Tribune.

Wow. A quicker way out. That is about as surprising as the top ticket price for Ringo Starr's upcoming concert being cheaper than the top ticket price for Big Time Rush and every other concert this summer at Usana Amphitheatre with the exception of the Australian Pink Floyd.

He's a Beatle!

Usana Amphitheatre summer line-upJune 11 • Scorpions with Queensryche; $29-$59June 14 • Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett.; $24-$76June 20 • Def Leppard & Poison with Lita Ford; $35-$100July 11 • Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band; $20-$58July 25 • Big Time Rush; $29.50-$65Aug. 1 • Iron Maiden; $30-$100Aug. 3 • Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy; $44-$135Aug. 22 • 311 & Slightly Stoopid; $34-$59Sept. 1 • Sugarland; $30-$61Sept. 28 • The Australian Pink Floyd; $25-$39Tickets available at SmithsTix.