The idea was floated to McCartney's team by promoter 3 E at the beginning of the week. The former Beatle's entourage quickly agreed.
"We want to give a moment of respite, a few hours of pleasure which will perhaps take their minds off the tragedy into which they have been plunged in the last two weeks," said Daniel Gelinas, director general of 3 E in a statement released Friday.
The exact number of tickets isn't yet known but organizers expect it to be about 1,000.
Meanwhile, True North Sports & Entertainment announced on-campus parking passes for the Aug. 12 McCartney concert at Investors Group Field are now on sale at ticketmaster.ca and retail outlets. The passes are $20 each.