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Has there been any word on when they will let in RZ and GA folks?  Wife and I are in the RZ and need to let our sitter know a time.  TIA!

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They tend to open the gates generally an hour before showtime. I think it was maybe a half an hour earlier in Boston in 2015 for GA/Red Zone. Start time is 6:30, rather early. They also hand out GA numbers earlier in the day. We got ours at noontime in Boston and got around 300. That night, we lined up according to our numbers. Only really important if you are a rail sprinter. That wasn't required to get a good spot for us, though. Even entering at 300.

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Here's info from the venue posted on ATU2...  We have received updated venue info from NRG Stadium about U2's May 24th concert:

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Please see the answers below:

Can fans camp out overnight? No, camping out overnight will not be permitted.
When can fans start lining up for general admission? One parking gate will open at 11am and Bud Light Plaza will open at 1pm for GA fans to begin lining up.
Where will the general admission entrance be located? GA guests will enter on the south side of the building. They will go through security in Bud Light Plaza and have their tickets scanned at either the Ford or Amegy Gates.
Is there a separate entrance for Red Zone ticket holders? No, Red Zone ticket holders will enter through the same entrance as general admission floor ticket holders.
What time will the parking lots open? 3:30pm, with the exception of the one gate at 11am for GA fans
What time will the gates to the venue open? 5:00pm
Is there a curfew in place for this event? No, there is not a required stop time for the concert, but we do expect the show to end around 11pm.
 
Regards,
NRG Park Guest Services

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Just got the email yesterday ....

"ATTENTION:  Please refer to the following information regarding the collection process for your (RED) ticket(s) purchase.

 This package is NON-TRANSFERABLE. Please bring PHOTO ID matching the ATTENDEE or PURCHASE NAME on your order. All members of your party must be present when you collect your tickets.

 Your (RED) Zone ticket(s) and wristband(s) will be available for collection from the (RED) Zone Check In tent located at FORD ENTRANCE, as shown on the map below.  Please look out for the (RED) Zone signage. Check in will be open from4:00PM until 8:00PM day of show, WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2017.   You will be able to collect your tickets at anytime during this period. You are able to enter the Stadium compound from 12pm and you will be searched by security. However, if you do this, you will not be able to leave, but you will be able to queue up at the (RED) Zone check-in tent.

 Should you arrive after 8:00pm, your tickets will be available for collection from the Box Office, which is located TO THE LEFT OF AMEGY.

 Doors to the show will open at 5:00PM (time subject to change).  Your (RED) Zone hosts will greet you upon arrival to the check in location and escort you to the (RED) Zone on the floor."

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StinkyJay, I will be in RZ Houston, too! I promise I won't hold a phone up and block your view! ;)

However, I will be wearing the highest heels my feet will tolerate so that I can see over the tall men. :lol:

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6 hours ago, allyson2008 said:

StinkyJay, I will be in RZ Houston, too! I promise I won't hold a phone up and block your view! ;)

However, I will be wearing the highest heels my feet will tolerate so that I can see over the tall men. :lol:

I might be one of those tall men!  Last three RZ's, I was a rail hugger but I am actually considering just sitting back from the mayhem and just take it all in .... assuming I can see past the cell phone screens. :)

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I have a feeling there will be an unofficial line until the actual line can line up. No idea where it would be.

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10 hours ago, toyoracer said:

I have a feeling there will be an unofficial line until the actual line can line up. No idea where it would be.

There wasn't in 2009 for the 360 tour.  This is pretty much the same way they did things in 2009 and it was rather smooth.

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1 hour ago, StinkyJay said:

There wasn't in 2009 for the 360 tour.  This is pretty much the same way they did things in 2009 and it was rather smooth.

From a few posts up:

When can fans start lining up for general admission? One parking gate will open at 11am and Bud Light Plaza will open at 1pm for GA fans to begin lining up.
Where will the general admission entrance be located? GA guests will enter on the south side of the building. They will go through security in Bud Light Plaza and have their tickets scanned at either the Ford or Amegy Gates.

I would be pretty surprised if there isn't a significant line forming at 1:00.

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3 minutes ago, james busick said:

From a few posts up:

When can fans start lining up for general admission? One parking gate will open at 11am and Bud Light Plaza will open at 1pm for GA fans to begin lining up.
Where will the general admission entrance be located? GA guests will enter on the south side of the building. They will go through security in Bud Light Plaza and have their tickets scanned at either the Ford or Amegy Gates.

I would be pretty surprised if there isn't a significant line forming at 1:00.

Yes, there will be.  I just don't see it being an issue since this is exactly the same thing they did in 2009 and it ran smoothly.

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I remember getting there at around 10am in 2009 and there were already over 100 people in line

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Now the NRG is posting different information posted on the event page for the concert on Facebook.

Parking lot open at 3p

Bud Light Plaza at 2:30p

Doors at 5p

Opening act at 7p

 

Now I don't know when to line up.

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Anybody know yet what the procedure's going to be with the GA line up?  When we get our numbers and maybe wristbands, are we going to be allowed to leave the line, then come back to our numbered place?  Or are we going to have to stand there all day long.......?

 

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According to a recent email from NRG:

General Admission Entry Policy:

-        We will not permit GA line formation overnight from Tuesday, May 23rd to Wednesday, May 24th. HPD will be patrolling outside the stadium to assure no lines are formed.

-        GA line formation may begin at 6:00am on Wednesday, May 24th outside Bud Light Plaza on the South Side of the Stadium.

-        Parking Gate 9 will open at 6:00am on Wednesday, May 24th to accommodate GA line formation. Parking is $20 per space with no in-and-out privileges. Only cash will be accepted as payment.

-        Bud Light Plaza will open at 2:30pm. Upon entry to Bud Light Plaza, our prohibited items policy will be enforced and any and all prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle. These items include but are not limited to outside food and beverage, coolers, folding chairs, and blankets.

-        No concert merchandise will be available in Bud Light Plaza.

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9 hours ago, toyoracer said:

According to a recent email from NRG:

General Admission Entry Policy:

-        We will not permit GA line formation overnight from Tuesday, May 23rd to Wednesday, May 24th. HPD will be patrolling outside the stadium to assure no lines are formed.

-        GA line formation may begin at 6:00am on Wednesday, May 24th outside Bud Light Plaza on the South Side of the Stadium.

-        Parking Gate 9 will open at 6:00am on Wednesday, May 24th to accommodate GA line formation. Parking is $20 per space with no in-and-out privileges. Only cash will be accepted as payment.

-        Bud Light Plaza will open at 2:30pm. Upon entry to Bud Light Plaza, our prohibited items policy will be enforced and any and all prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle. These items include but are not limited to outside food and beverage, coolers, folding chairs, and blankets.

-        No concert merchandise will be available in Bud Light Plaza.

Is that from NRG directly?  Because their web site says something different in regards to lining up and parking.

https://www.nrgpark.com/event-calendar/

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Yes, I got an email directly from NRG yesterday with the updated info. Lineup and parking open at 6:00. 

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30 minutes ago, james busick said:

Yes, I got an email directly from NRG yesterday with the updated info. Lineup and parking open at 6:00. 

Awesome.   Thanks!

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The GA numbers are being given out now at NRG by the main entrance!  Look for folks in U2 shirts 

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yes!

25 minutes ago, StinkyJay said:

Which one?  I am assuming the Ford Gate in the Bud Light Plaza?

 

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1 minute ago, MaryElise99 said:

How long will they be giving out numbers on May 23?

They said all night-- people are taking shifts.  

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