Expect Heavier Traffic, Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert In Glendale

Even if you don’t plan to be on the run to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s concert Wednesday, Sept. 19, at State Farm Stadium, you’ll want to be ready for heavier-than-usual freeway traffic toward Glendale, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Motorists heading to the West Valley should allow extra travel time and consider starting earlier in the afternoon. They also should expect heavier traffic on Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) near the stadium as showtime approaches. Alternatives to Interstate 10 include taking Loop 101 west and south from Interstate 17 in the north Valley.

The stadium parking lots open at 4:30 p.m., the stadium gates open at 6 p.m. and the music begins around 7:30 p.m.