Memorial Coliseum issues a traffic alert for Saturday

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Saturday, April 27, because of the large crowds expected at several events taking place in the Arena, Expo Center and Conference Center.

The MercyMe “Imagine Nation Tour 2019” show will take place in the arena beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, Parkview Foundation’s Cookin’ Men and private events will take place in the Conference Center and Expo Center.

Tickets are still available for the MercyMe “Imagine Nation Tour 2019” concert at the Coliseum ticket office, and the Ticketmaster mobile app.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early. Concert attendees should also leave plenty of time to get through security before the start of the show. Heavy traffic to the complex is expected between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.

Members of the public not attending the shows are encouraged to seek alternate routes and to avoid the area on Saturday, especially during the early evening hours. For more information about Directions & Parking at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, visit