Live Nation’s Hedge Clause

Live Nation’s contract for an April 13 concert headlined by Jason Aldean at University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium included a clause that required the company to protect the facility’s famous hedges from damage and souvenir hunters.

Aldean, support acts Luke Bryan  Jake Owen  and Thomas Rhett and surprise guest Ludacris  performed the first concert ever at the 92,746-capacity stadium, located in Athens, and attracted about 60,000 fans.

Live Nation was required to spend up to $10,000 to ensure the shrubberies were protected and extra security personnel was on hand to keep rowdy concert-goers from stomping on, leaning on and otherwise damaging the area, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

Stadium officials had previously turned down hosting Bruce Springsteen and Athens-based R.E.M.