Fans attending Wednesday's sold out U2360 show at the New Meadowlands Stadium were emailed today with important updates and instructions to make the fan experience a bit easier for the concert. If you're going and missed the email, here's what Ticketmaster Fan Support is telling you:
Getting to the Show
1) Plan to arrive early! Parking lots open at 2:00 p.m. and the gates open at 5:00 p.m.
2) Heavy traffic and congestion can be expected along the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 3. The heaviest traffic can be expected between 4:00-7:00 p.m. and at 10:30-12:00 a.m. following the concert.
If driving to the concert:
DO pay attention to the message boards en route to the stadium.
DO plan to carpool. Fewer cars that drive in will make it faster, especially if parking becomes limited.
DO NOT rely on GPS devices as routes may be adjusted and diverted to accommodate traffic congestion.
Guests are encouraged to use public transportation provided by the New Jersey Transit via bus or train which link through the Secaucus Junction. Please visit www.njtransit.com for information using "Meadowlands Sports Complex" as the final destination. If taking public transportation:
To help ensure a safe, enjoyable trip, NJ TRANSIT is offering the following travel tips:
TRAVEL EARLY. Customers are encouraged to travel as early as possible. Meadowlands Rail Line service will start at Secaucus Junction at 4:00PM. Expect crowds after the concert is over.
LEAVE EXTRA TIME. A large number of concertgoers will be coming from the Manhattan-area.
PURCHASE ROUND TRIP TICKETS IN ADVANCE. At your boarding location, buy round-trip tickets using the “Meadowlands Sports Complex” as your destination.
Specific details on price and schedule can be found at www.njtransit.com or by calling 973-275-5555.
For guests traveling on I-95, follow the western spur to exit 16W (Sports Complex)
For guests traveling south on the Garden State Parkway, exit Route 17 (exit 163) to Paterson Plank Road
For guests traveling north on the Garden State Parkway, exit Route 3 (exit 153A) to the Sports Complex
For guests traveling from the Lincoln or Holland tunnels, follow I-495 to Route 3 West
Tickets printed with the original show date, July 19, 2010, are VALID for entry into the Stadium.
General Admission guests may line up at the West Gate beginning at 8AM on Wednesday, July 20th. No overnight parking or lining-up will be permitted.
GUESTS MAY CARRY IN THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Small bags and purses smaller than 12"x12"x12".
Food that is contained in a clear plastic bag that is less than 12" x 12" x 12" in size.
Factory-sealed plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 ounces or less in size.
All permitted items will be inspected at the gates prior to entry.
GUESTS MAY NOT CARRY IN THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Bags larger than 12" x 12" x 12" in size or hard-sided containers/bags.
Cameras with a lens longer than 3" in length.
Single-purpose video cameras.
Alcoholic beverages of any kind.
Umbrellas, balls of any kind, laser pointers, noisemakers, flashlights or fireworks.
Questions? Additional information regarding the New Meadowlands Stadium and the U2 concert may be found by clicking on the following link. www.newmeadowlandsstadium.com