From Gillette Stadium…
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band take the stage at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for the final night of their The River Tour 2016. The show is scheduled to begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. with stadium gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available starting at just $25 at www.Ticketmaster.com or at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office.
MBTA COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE
For concertgoers who wish to avoid traffic, the MBTA Commuter Rail will be providing special train service to Gillette Stadium for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Roundtrip tickets are $20. Fans are reminded that Gillette Stadium’s Clear Bag Policy (see below) will be in effect, both on the train and at the venue, and that all items prohibited at Gillette Stadium will not be permitted on the train. Additionally, there is no alcohol permitted onboard the train and no personal items may be left on the train during the concert. For more information, visit www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/trains_to_gillette/.
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Gillette Stadium for Wednesday, Sept. 14
South Station: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 5:35 PM
Back Bay: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 5:40 PM
Dedham Corp: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 5:55 PM
Arrive: Train arrives at Gillette Stadium at 6:40 PM
NOTE:Train will depart from Gillette Stadium 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert.
CLEAR BAG POLICY IN EFFECT
Fans attending the Sept. 14 show are reminded that bags larger than a small wristlet or handheld wallet will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium, per the venue’s clear bag policy, which is in effect at all ticketed events. If carrying a bag into the stadium is necessary, there are two options: a clear plastic bag the size of a 1 gallon Ziploc bag or a small wristlet or handheld wallet not exceeding 8” x 5” x 2” (approximately the size of a hand).
Please note that bags larger than the permitted size, including purses, shoulder bags, diaper bags and backpacks, will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium on event days. Further, bags exceeding the permitted size will not be held or stored by the venue and must be returned to a vehicle before entering the stadium. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com/bagpolicy.
Prohibited items at Gillette Stadium include, but are not limited to: selfie sticks, GoPro cameras, camera bags, umbrellas, coolers, fanny packs, outside food and beverage, balloons or beach balls, noisemakers, signs larger than 11 x 17 and any other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate by stadium management. For more information on prohibited items, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com/security-protocol.
METAL DETECTORS AT ALL GATES
Metal detectors are located at all stadium gate entrances. Please remove phones, cameras and all other large metallic items from your pockets prior to reaching the screening locations to expedite the screening process. Unlike procedures fans may be familiar with at the airport, stadium security will not be asking fans to remove loose change or keys from their pockets and they won’t need to remove their shoes or belts.
ARRIVE EARLY AT GILLETTE STADIUM
With commuter traffic overlapping with event day traffic on Wednesday, Sept. 14, stadium officials encourage fans to allow themselves plenty of time when traveling near the stadium. Traffic restrictions will be in place on local roads before and after the show. Fans must use I-95 or I-495 to access Route 1 and Gillette Stadium.
Stadium parking lots open for the concert at 3:30 p.m. Parking is $40 for cars and motorcycles and $150 for buses, RVs and limos. For more parking information, visit http://gillettestadium.com/patriots-parking.
Gillette Stadium has guest service booths located on the 100- and 300-level concourses at midfield/50-yard line for all stadium events.
GILLETTE STADIUM FOXBOROUGH RESIDENT HOTLINE
If Foxborough residents need immediate assistance during the event, please contact the stadium hotline at (508) 384-8200.
If you require anonymous assistance during the event for behavioral or conduct related matters, please send security operations a text message at (508) 928-3838 or text the word, CONDUCT to 78247 followed by all the relevant details.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ARTIST
Springsteen grew up in New Jersey and first assembled his E Street Band on its beaches and in its boardwalk clubs. His first two records were ambitious non-breakthroughs; his third, “Born to Run” (1975), made the kind of once-in-a-decade impact that resonates to this day; “Born in the U.S.A.” (1984), did it again. Early albums such as “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (1978) and “The River” (1981) began solidifying his position as a singer and songwriter of incalculable influence.
Yet for all his critical and commercial success, Springsteen’s albums illustrated a drive to challenge his audience, as evidenced by the bleak, four-track-cassette-recorded “Nebraska” (1982), the introverted relationship document “Tunnel of Love” (1987), the E Street-less double-shot of “Human Touch and Lucky Town” (1992), the parched, acoustic “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (1995), the folk/New Orleans-flavored “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” (2006), and the lush variety show “Working on a Dream” (2009).
In 1999, after a decade apart, Springsteen reconvened the E Street Band; in 2002 he released “The Rising,” an attempt to make sense of 9/11, and followed it in 2007 with “Magic,” an attempt to make sense of its complicated aftermath. The band has since remained a freight train, as active, prolific and resonant as at any point in its past.
A 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Springsteen has sold more than 65 million albums in the U.S. and 120 million worldwide. He’s won 20 Grammys, an Academy Award, been a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and performed at halftime at the Super Bowl.
ABOUT THE RIVER TOUR 2016
Springsteen and The E Street Band’s The River Tour 2016 ranks as the year’s biggest in both Billboard and Pollstar, as the 75-show tour has drawn rave reviews and set sales records across Europe and the United States. On Aug. 25, in front of his hometown crowd at MetLife Stadium, Springsteen and the band broke the record for their longest show ever in the United States with a four-hour performance featuring 33 songs. The four-hour show shattered his previous U.S. record set on Aug. 23 at MetLife of 3:52 and 35 songs. His all-time record is 4:05, which was set in Helsinki, Finland in 2012.
The River Tour 2016 wraps up with the Sept. 14 show at Gillette Stadium, which will be Springsteen and the band’s first performance in Foxborough since the Wrecking Ball World Tour in 2012.
2016 MARKS BUSIEST CONCERT SEASON IN GILLETTE STADIUM HISTORY
The 2016 summer concert season at Gillette Stadium, which concludes on Sept. 14 with Springsteen and The E Street Band, marks the venue’s busiest concert year to date. Over the summer, the stadium hosted Beyonce (June 3), Luke Bryan with special guests Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Dustin Lynch (July 15-16), Guns N’ Roses with Lenny Kravitz (July 19-20), Coldplay with Alessia Cara and Foxes (July 30) and Kenny Chesney with Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion (Aug. 26-27).