What you need to know ahead of DICK'S Sporting Goods Open, Bon J

What you need to know ahead of DICK'S Sporting Goods Open, Bon Jovi concert

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ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Tens of thousands of people will be in Endicott for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Open. 

Around the the course as workers are put up tents and building platforms ahead of the tournament. 

Those in charge are saying that this year people need to plan ahead more than ever before. 

"This is the largest crowd that not only we've ever had but probably that has come in to Endicott for one single event," explained John Karedes, the DSGO Tournament Director.

Related: Officials explain how to navigate the DICK'S Sporting Goods Open safely

On Friday, August 18, Bon Jovi will make its way to the Southern Tier. The band won't be the only ones from out of town headed to the Southern Tier. 

"We've sold tickets to residents of 37 different states so there's a lot of people not from our are, they don't know where to go," Karedes said.  

The items that are permitted and prohibited on Friday are listed below.

The huge crowd will have an impact on travel. There will be some road closures the day of the concert.

"Main street will shut down in front of the golf course beginning at noon," Karedes explained. "Main street from Nanticoke Ave. to Grippen Ave. will turn all one way beginning at 2 p.m."

If you're planning on driving on Route 17 during that time, organizers are suggesting people take a detour. 

"Go to the Apalachin exit come around, come in that way, you're much better off, you're gonna find the traffic is not that bad," David Pessagno, the DSGO Marketing & Promotions Manager, said. 

Most importantly, they say people need to get there early.

View the DICK'S Sporting Goods Open Tournament Week Schedule here.

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