Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

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Byline: Kevin Hopper FOR THE Journal

Pavilion needs an exit strategy

This summer's lineup of big-time concerts is unprecedented in New Mexico. From Lollapalooza to the Vans Warped Tour in Las Cruces to the big-name Journal Pavilion acts to an already sold-out Ozzfest tour, New Mexican music fans have plenty to choose from in terms of music and very little to complain about.

Well, there is one thing.

If our mid-sized city is ever to become even halfway cosmopolitan, we are going to have to figure out a way to get concert-goers (upward of 12,000 of them at a time) in and out of Journal Pavilion in a more efficient way than a single, two-lane road. …

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