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Ok, folks! Here’s the deal with GA at FedEx Field! Night Before the Show (6/19): There is no camping or assembling allowed at the stadium the night before the show and street access to the stadium will be shut down. Fans will be dismissed from the premises and considered trespassers until 8:00am on the day of the show. There will be no numbering or lining up until the following morning, when stadium security will issue wrist bands and number GA ticket holders. Day of the Show (6/20): 6:00 - 7:30am: Ticket exchanges/sales @ Morgan Boulevard Metro Station If you have extra GA tickets to sell or need to buy GA tickets, we recommend you meet up with other fans at the metro station’s “Kiss and Ride” drop-off curb area. There will be no numbering or lining up at this point. FedEx Field stadium security will be issuing wrist bands and numbers to fans who have verifiable GA tickets beginning at 8:00am, so it is imperative that you have a ticket if you wish to secure a spot in the Pre-Screen Queue. (Tickets can of course be sold/purchased throughout the day, we simply advise you to get tickets before the Pre-Screen Queue starts if you want a good spot.) UPDATE: There is an unofficial, fan-initiated GA queue at FedEx Field right now. If they are forced off stadium property by security, they will regroup in the parking lot of a nearby Planet Fitness at 8509 Landover Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20785. If the queue is moved, then the meeting place for the GA Ticket Exchanges/Sales will also be moved to the same Planet Fitness. 7:30 - 8:00am: Getting to FedEx Field To walk from the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station to FedEx Field takes about 20 minutes. Fans can also take Uber or Lyft to the perimeter of the stadium’s property. (FedEx Field does have a special Uber drop-off area near the stadium, but that will not open until 1:00pm.) (http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/parking-and-directions.html) 8:00am: Parking @ FedEx Field If you are driving your own car and planning to park, the Red Zone parking lot will be open at 8:00am to accommodate GA ticket holders who are arriving at the stadium early. (The title, “Red Zone” refers only to the stadium’s specific parking lot, and has nothing to do with U2’s “Red Zone” tickets.) The “Red Zone” is open to whomever chooses to purchase parking there for $60, even if you have not purchased a parking pass online ahead of time. Lot attendees will accept cash or credit card. To enter the Red Zone parking lot, please follow directions available at the following link: (http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/parking-and-directions.html). 8:00am: Pre-Screen Queue @ Gate G “Budlight Pavillion” Stadium security will issue wrist bands and numbers to fans with verifiable GA tickets, on a first-come-first-served basis at Gate G of the stadium, beginning at 8:00am. To qualify for admittance in the Pre-Screen Queue, you must provide the exact credit card used to purchase your ticket(s) and a valid photo ID. All previous fan-initiated queues/lines/numbering will be null and void. Fans without verifiable GA tickets will not be given wrist bands or a place in the Pre-Screen Queue. Fans with more than one ticket must have all persons in their party present in order to be admitted into the Pre-Screen Queue. 8:00am – 12:00pm: Waiting Around Once you have been admitted to the Pre-Screen Queue (received a wrist band and number from stadium security), you may come and go at your discretion until 12:00pm. If you have not yet sold/purchased GA tickets necessary for you/your party’s entry, use this the time to meet with other fans to do so. Return to Gate G for your admittance into the Pre-Screen Queue once you have your tickets sorted. Fans who have problems gaining entry with their tickets can visit the Ticket Resolution centers at either Gate A or E. Standard Will-Call counter is located at the Gate A Ticket Office. Red Zone and VIP Package Will-Call counter is located at Gate E Ticket Office. If you or anyone in your party requires ADA seating or assistance, please report to any Guest Services booth. ADA seating is limited and distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Tailgating is permitted in all parking lots, including the Red Zone. If you plan to tailgate, set up chairs or shade tents, please read the stadium’s rules for tailgating before you arrive. (http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/stadium-guide.html) 12:00 – 4:00pm GA Entry into “Budlight Pavillion” At 12:00pm, the stadium will welcome the Pre-Screen Queue into FedEx Field’s “Budlight Pavillion.” Here, concession shops, legit restrooms, trash & recycling receptacles, and smoking areas will be accessible to GA ticket holders. (This is a privilege that most other stadiums have not afforded to U2 fans. Please be conscientious of stadium rules and make the tribe proud. Remember to return personal items to your vehicles, and clean up any tailgating you might have done before you enter the Pavillion.) Once admitted to the Pavillion, GA ticket holders may come and go as they please, but must be at their place in the queue inside the Pavillion by 4:00pm. 3:00pm: Parking @ FedEx Field All other parking lots will open at 3:00pm. Please check the FedEx Field website for directions on how/where to enter other parking lots. (http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/parking-and-directions.html) 4:30pm: Walk to the Floor At 4:30pm, stadium security will escort the GA Queue to the floor of the stadium. Please do not run to the floor; there will be plenty of amazing spots for everyone who is in line by 4:30pm. 5:00pm: Open GA Entry @ Gates F & G “Budlight Pavillion” All GA ticket holders must enter through Gates F & G at the “Budlight Pavillion.” GA ticket holders who arrive after 5:00pm can make their way to the floor at their leisure. 7:00pm: The Lumineers 9:00pm: U2 11:15pm: Approximate Concert End Time If you want to catch the last metro train out of Morgan Boulevard Station, we recommend that you leave the concert before the end. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the stadium to the metro station. 11:27pm: Last Train Departs @ Morgan Boulevard Metro Station Permitted/Prohibited Items: Ticket holders may only enter the stadium with permitted items inside of a 12”x6’x12” clear plastic bag. For a list of prohibited/permitted items, please visit FedEx Field’s website (http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/stadium-guide.html). Cameras are permitted, so long as detachable lenses are under 5”. Fan-made signs or flags are permitted, so long as they do not obstruct the view of other fans. Smoking (tobacco or otherwise) is not permitted on the floor, unless you are Larry Mullen Jr. and are smoking hot. Questions? Respond to this post or PM me.
For those of you who don't live in S. Florida and are flying in...bring a poncho. We have had nearly non-stop rain since last Thursday, and the forecast shows this going on until *next* Thursday. I know the show is rain or shine...just hoping the rain doesn't alter the show. To be honest, I am more nervous about thunder, especially having been at the Tibetan Freedom Fest in DC many years ago. Let's hope those clouds stay away from the Hard Rock. Perhaps a benefit...they could play MLK or SUMMER RAIN? haha.