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BATON ROUGE - In just five short days, Tiger Stadium will be packed to the brim with tens of thousands of fans singing along with Garth Brooks.

A good portion of those fans will need a place to stay when the fun is over. As a result, Paul Arrigo, President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge, says it will be nearly impossible for anyone to find a last-minute hotel room anywhere in the city.

"My initial research on Kayak and those types of engines are that the hotels that are left are very very pricey and even short-term rentals... seem to be booking up too." 

To add to the mad rush for lodging, the first weekend of Jazz Fest in New Orleans will be taking place, along with Festival International in Lafayette. 

"When you look at the impact all along I-10 from Lafayette even into Slidell into the Mississippi Gulf Coast is going to be huge this weekend and certainly here in the epicenter, Baton Rouge," Arrigo said.


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