By: Brittany Paris
The debate on whether to build it, the vote, the construction, the pomp and circumstance. It's all been leading up to Friday's concert, Michael Buble.
"It's been a great journey and tonight it all comes together with opening night," Derek Andersen, Marketing Manager, said. "You can't get a better act than Michael Buble."
Doors didn't open until 6:30, but fans hung out at the Railyard for hours before.
"It is amazing. It's the first time I've been down here. I guess I didn't even realize all the other stuff that was gonna go with it. It's amazing I can't wait. I'll be coming back here for years definitely," Stacy Sykes, Claytonia, said.
But the Railyard aside, the real reason people went down there was for the concert.
"It's a Father's Day present from my wife. I've been a fan of his for a long time."
Andersen says they've got a great lineup for the rest of the year, The Eagles, Bon Jovi and Elton John, just to name a few.
They still have tickets for all of the upcoming concerts, except for P!NK.
Andersen says keeping a good reputation at the arena will keep the shows coming.
"If you're running your building correctly and taking care of business which means the customers, the media, the acts, the shows will continue to come," he said.
And with the first concert selling out 12,000 tickets, Andersen says things are looking good.
Fans say they're impressed with the West Haymarket, and it seems everyone want to take advantage of everything it has to offer.
"We've been looking around and can't even get into a place to eat. So if you're coming down, bring sandwiches," Larry Kagan, Lincoln, said.