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Kenny Chesney closes out Roberts Stadium for the last time

A full house packed the seats of Roberts Stadium one more time Sunday night, as the venue closed it's doors with a high profile concert featuring country music superstars Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker.

Fans say the concert wasn't the only highlight of the day. 

They gathered in the stadium's parking lot in the early morning to make the farewell to the stadium a full event. Concertgoers set up tents, grilled out, and spent time with friends and family before the concert.

The stadium was then rocking one final time, starting with Uncle Kracker. Chesney then wowed the crowd with his hit songs including, Boys of Fall, I Go Back, and You Save Me.

Fans say Chesney was a great choice to close out Roberts. They say: 

"The thing with Kenny Chesney concerts is that it's more than a concert. It's a gigantic party and an experience, and what better way to party at Roberts Stadium one last time. He put this puppy to bed with a heck of a concert."

"He's a great performer, he has great songs, great energy, and he looks cute in those jeans."

Fans called Chesney's performance bittersweet, yet a fitting farewell. They say even though they're sad to see Roberts go, they're looking forward to what the new downtown arena will offer this fall.

Later this year concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment will open in the new downtown arena.

We'll keep you updated on what those events will be.

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