Everyone wants to see Garth Brooks live at the Times Union Center on March 11 that is just a fact. Unfortunately, another fact is that not everyone will be able to get tickets when they go on sale on Friday morning. We all know from experience that these tickets will not only sell out, they will sell out in record time. So how can you increase your chances? Well there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

The first thing to remember is that these tickets will NOT be sold at the Times Union Center box office or at any Ticketmaster location. You will have to try to order them on line or on the phone. My first tip is to try both. I don't think it would hurt to be hitting redial on the Ticket master number while you are trying to get them on line as well. Remember the numbers to order tickets are either 1-800- 745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849

Garth Brook's people have even called us on a few occasions to remind people to go to ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks  now and make sure your account info is up to date and you are ready for a quick check out on Friday morning, the quicker your sale is finalized the better your seats will be. All seats sold will be best available.

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I would also sign up for the "text alert in case more tickets become available:" We don't know if there will be more than one show if the first sells out too quickly but we all know that is not unusual for Garth Brooks and you will want to know right away if that is the case.

You will be able to order 8 tickets per transaction so it also may be a good idea to work with some friends in teams. If 4 of you only need two tickets each, make sure you are all trying to get through and will order 8 tickets no matter what. Once someone gets the tickets they let the others know the whole group is set. Heck, if you can do it from the same room and just make it a ticket getting party.

Lastly I hate to say this but remember to have enough money available on your credit card, after fees and service charges each ticket will be $74.98, so if you order 8 you will be spending $599.84.

I wish everyone the best of luck and know that this will be one heck of a night(s) with Mr. Garth Brooks!