Taylor Swift at MetLife Stadium: A ‘Know Before You Go’ guide

by JAY LUSTIG

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MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford has posted a list of facts pertaining to Taylor Swift’s May 26-28 shows there. You can read the whole thing HERE, but here is a summary:

May 25 is “Merch Day,” with no ticket required and complimentary parking in Lots F and G. The MetLife Stadium Flagship Store, located at the Metlife Gate Entrance, will be selling tour merchandise from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only credit and debit cards will be accepted; no cash.

Schedule for May 26-28:

12:30 p.m.: Lots open, with merchandise available in Lot E
4:30 p.m.: Stadium gates open
6:30 p.m.: Concert begins
10 p.m.: Pick-up lots open

Opening acts
May 26: Phoebe Bridgers and Gayle
May 27: Phoebe Bridgers and Gracie Adams
May 28: Phoebe Bridgers and Owenn

If any last-minute tickets become available, they will be sold via ticketmaster.com, not at the stadium box office.

Those with floor tickets (section 1-15) can enter through any gate and then go to the HCL Tech Plaza for floor access.

Tickets will not be emailed or available to print. They must be displayed on cellphones.

Event tickets are required to access the parking lot. Tickets will be checked at lot entry points.

The parking fee is $40 for cars; $160 for buses, RVs and oversized vehicles. Credit cards or cash will be accepted.

Directions are available at metlifestadium.com/getting-here/directions.

Tailgating will be permitted. Tailgating rules are HERE.

Pre-event drop-offs (for adults dropping of teenagers, for instance) can be done in the roadway between Lots D and E; the back of Late E; or Lot I (near the Giants Training Center).

Pick-ups can be done, starting at 10 p.m., at the Ride Share Pick Up in Lot E; the back of Lot E; or lot D.

NJ Transit rail service will be operational from Secaucus Junction to the stadium via the Meadowlands Line beginning at 4:07 p.m. on May 26 and 4:17 p.m. on May 27 and 28. There will be no train service on May 25.

All attendees will be screened by metal detector.

Non-clear small purses 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches or smaller are allowed, as are clear bags (including backpacks) 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or smaller.

Banners and signs must be smaller than 11 inches by 17 inches.

Drink bottles can be taken into the stadium as long as they are sealed and 20 ounces or less.

A list of prohibited items is HERE.

Information for attendees with disabilities is HERE.

For more detail about these matters, or others, click on the link in the first paragraph of this post, above.

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