Gillette Stadium officials are requesting the media’s assistance in communicating important information for the upcoming Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour dates at Gillette Stadium on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25.
Due to event traffic overlapping with evening commute traffic on Friday, July 24, Gillette Stadium is advising area residents to be aware of heavy traffic on Route 1 between 95 and 495 early evening on Friday.
Gillette Stadium is advising ticketholders to arrive early to avoid traffic delays. Parking lots are expected to open at 3 p.m. on Friday andSaturday, with stadium gates opening at 5 p.m. for the 7 p.m. shows.
The following is important information for ticketholders planning to attend Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour at Gillette Stadium:
Gillette Stadium will provide an area for parents to drop-off and pick-up children. Parents should visit www.GilletteStadium.com when planning their trip to review the drop-off/pick-up timing and location. The drop-off location is only available to parents dropping off children. See map attached.
Standard event parking rates and regulations are in effect for the concert. All vehicle occupants must have tickets to enter the Gillette Stadium lots. Ticketholders are encouraged to visit www.GilletteStadium.com to review the parking guidelines.
POSTERS & GLOW STICKS ALLOWED
Lights are allowed (only battery packs using AA batteries, four batteries max). Banners larger than 11×14 in are not permitted on the floor. No banners with poles or offensive language. Gillette Stadium security and tour management reserves the right to approve all banners and signs.
GoPro and video cameras, tripods and monopods are not permitted. Cameras are allowed, but lens cannot extend past the length of a credit card.
ITEMS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE STADIUM
Selfie sticks, backpacks, lasers, umbrellas or outside food and beverage. For more information, visit www.gillettestadium.com.
STADIUM ENTRY SECURITY PROCEDURES
Please plan to arrive at the gates early for concert entry, as stadium security procedures will take longer than you are used to. Each person entering the stadium will be screened and all bags will be searched and tagged before being allowed through the gates. Fans are asked to review the list of prohibited items (found here: http://www.gillettestadium.com/security-protocol#prohibited) prior to leaving home to assist with timely entry into the stadium. More information about security procedures at Gillette Stadium can be found here: http://www.gillettestadium.com/security-protocol.
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 HOTLINE
If you need immediate assistance during the event, please contact the stadium hotline at (508) 384-9205.
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.
Gillette Stadium has been a special place for Taylor Swift over the years as the seven-time GRAMMY winner has delivered some magical performances at the venue. In 2010, Swift had a sold-out crowd Fearless as she became the first female artist to headline Gillette Stadium and, in turn, Gillette became the first stadium she ever performed in. In 2011, she moved more than 100,000 fans to Speak Now as Gillette became one of her favorite venues.
“Foxborough is the first place that I realized it was a possibility to play for over 100,000 people in two days,” Swift told the Gillette Stadium crowd during her Speak Now Tour in June 2011. “My time in Foxborough will be filed under one of the greatest times in my life.”
In 2013, for the third time since 2010, Swift returned to Gillette Stadium to paint Foxborough RED for two sold-out nights. Now, Swift is ready to take her New England fans back to 1989 for two nights this July.
Swift’s The 1989 World Tour will encompass eight countries and span four continents. The tour features American pop rock band Haim, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy and songwriter/viral sensation Shawn Mendes as supporting acts.
Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year.Swift is the only artist in music history to have an album (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989) hit the one million-plus first-week sales figure three times.
She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Swift has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list. Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice.
Swift has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe.
Swift’s album RED (Big Machine Records), released two years ago, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade.
Swift’s latest album, 1989, was released in October 2014 and has already surpassed 5 million in US sales, becoming the fastest seller to reach that milestone in more than a decade. The album becomes Swift’s third to reach 5 million copies sold (Fearless and Taylor Swift). Her video for the single, “Bad Blood”, recently became the fastest video to hit 1 billion views on Vevo and broke Vevo’s record for most views in a 24-hour time span with 20.1 million.