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Soldier Field (Chicago)
Year Opened: 1924 (renovated in 2003)
Major Tenant(s): Chicago Bears (NFL)
Major Event(s): First Special Olympic Games 1968, Opening Ceremonies and match for the FIFA World Cup 1994, CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship: USA vs. Panama 2013, NHL Stadium Series Chicago Blackhawks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 2014, USA vs. NZ All Blacks Rugby 2014, Final concert performance of the Grateful Dead 2015
Directions & Transportation
Soldier Field is located near the Chicago downtown area. Soldier Field’s address is 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Directions are below from various major highways.
Driving from I-55:
Take I-55, the Stevenson Expressway, northbound to Lake Shore Drive/Highway 41 North. Take LSD north to the 18th Drive exit.
Driving from I-290:
Take I-290, the Eisenhower Expressway, east to Congress Parkway. Take Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Turn right and take Columbus Drive south to the 18th Drive exit.
Driving from I-90/94:
Take I-90/94, the Dan Ryan Expressway, north to the Lake Shore Drive/22nd street exit. Stay to the right and exit to LSD. Take LSD/Highway 41 north to the 18th Drive exit.
Driving from I-94:
Take I-94, the Kennedy Expressway, south to the Congress Parkway exit. Follow Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Turn right on Columbus Drive and follow Columbus south to the 18th Drive exit.
The RTA Travel Information Center provides scheduling information for all CTA, Metra and PACE services. For information, please visit www.rtachicago.com.
Parking Facilities, Map, Rates and Directions
Please visit www.SoldierFieldParking.com if you have questions about parking.
Guaranteed Parking - Pre-Paid Parking Option
Don't wait to take a chance to get limited event day parking. Click here to guarantee your parking spot for event days! The website is https://soldierfield.clickandpark.com.
ADA Drop-Off & Parking
Disabled patrons may be dropped off on the circle drive (east side of the stadium) on Museum Campus Drive outside Gate 14. An ADA placard or license plate must be visible to the police and parking attendants, and the person to whom the placard or license plate is registered must be an occupant of the vehicle in order to access the Gate 14 drop-off. Due to traffic congestion after events, please do not attempt to return with your vehicle to the Gate 14 drop-off; you may take the courtesy cart from the Gate 14 drop-off to your vehicle. All parking lots on campus have ample ADA parking spots.
Private Gameday Tailgate Area
The exclusive gameday tailgate area is the ultimate playground for the tailgate fan. Located in the Adler Planetarium parking lot, this is the perfect spot for your private tailgating experience to entertain clients and/or friends. This exclusive area is fenced in and can hold approximately 100+ people, and is available to rent to the general public on all major event days. Click here for more information.
The Will Call booth is located at the large ticket booth across from Gate 10 on the Southeast corner of the stadium. If you have purchased tickets close to an event date, please go to the Will Call ticket booth to pick them up. Tickets will be left under the name of the person that purchased the tickets. Please bring a photo ID that matches this name to pick them up. Will Call opens up 4 hours prior to the start of all non-Bears games.
Bag & Personal Search/Scan
You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago, the Chicago Bears, the NFL and their affiliates. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium. See Prohibited Items list below for detailed list.
- Bags (see below bag policy)
- Balloons and beach balls
- Cans, bottles or other beverage containers
- Cameras with lenses longer than 3 inches for all events except Chicago Bears games - lenses no longer than 6 inches
- Fireworks, smoke bombs
- Ice chests
- Illegal drugs
- Laser pens and pointers
- Noise-making devices (ie/horns, whistles, etc.)
- Poles to display banners or flags
- Seat Cushions
- Smokeless Cigarettes / E-Cigs
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- Video or movie cameras
- Weapons of any kind
- Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate
Management reserves the right to inspect, search or seize any item carried into Soldier Field. Violators will be denied access, evicted or arrested at management's discretion.
For Non-Bears events, bags and backpacks must be smaller than 12"x12"x12"
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Year Opened: 1996
Major Tenant(s): Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Major Event(s): 2014 ICC Match, ACC Football Championship, Belk Bowl
I-85 from the South - Look for signs to exit at either Billy Graham Parkway, Freedom Drive, Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East) or I-77 South.
I-85 from the North - Look for signs to exit at either Sugar Creek Road, Graham Street, Statesville Avenue or I-77 South.
I-77 from the South - Look for signs to exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.
I-77 from the North - Look for signs to exit at either Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East), Fifth Street, Trade Street, Morehead Street or John Belk Freeway (I-277).
Wilkinson Boulevard (US 74) from the West - Follow signs for John Belk Freeway (I-277) and exit at either Carson Boulevard, College Street, South Boulevard or Brevard Street.
Independence Boulevard (US 74) from the East - Follow signs for John Belk Freeway (I-277) and exit at either Sixth Street, Fourth Street, Stonewall Street or South Boulevard.
Brookshire Freeway (I-277) from the West - Look for signs to exit at either I-77 South, Graham Street, Church Street or Brevard Street.
NC 49/US 29 from the Northeast - Follow Tryon Street to Church Street.
Airport - Follow Josh Birmingham Parkway 1.5 miles to Billy Graham Parkway South. Proceed on Billy Graham to I-77 North. Look for signs to exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.
There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10-15 minute walk of the stadium. Parking operators lease parking spaces on a game-by-game or seasonal basis near Bank of America Stadium.
Drop-Off Zone for Fans with Disabilities
A drop-off/pick-up area for fans with disabilities only has been established in the curb lane of westbound Morehead Street between Church and Mint streets. For more information about the drop-off zone, please call 704-358-7275.
Open 4 hours prior to game time.
Located at box office-southeast corner
PLEASE BRING A PICTURE ID, THE ACTUAL CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS, AND YOUR ORDER NUMBER.
Tailgating activities can create special risks to public safety due to the use of multiple open-flame cooking devices in close proximity to people, vehicles, buildings, structures and combustible vegetation. These guidelines are established to provide a set of minimum safety measures to be followed by persons wishing to engage in such activities.
- Open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated within 25 feet of any building or structure and not within 10 feet of any motor vehicle.
- A minimum clearance of 10 feet shall be maintained between any open-flame cooking device and dry vegetation, combustible materials, trash dumpsters or receptacles, or in close proximity to anything that can create a fire hazard.
- Any parking area or lot being used for parking and tailgating activities shall be provided with metal containers for the safe disposal of coals, cinders or hot ashes. Containers shall be clearly labeled "For Coal and Ash Disposal Only." Any other trash receptacle or container shall not be used for such purpose.
- Every effort shall be made to ensure that any coals or cinders are extinguished prior to disposal.
- Open-flame cooking devices shall be attended at all times and shall not be used in parking decks or in any manner that will impede pedestrian or vehicle traffic.
- Any other type of outdoors burning or open fire, which is not part of a cooking device, is strictly prohibited
To ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Bank of America Stadium, the following items are not permitted in the stadium:
- All balls, including footballs of any size
- All non-transparent bags or items, including backpacks, binocular/camera cases, cinch bags, computer bags, diaper bags, fanny packs, purses larger than 4.5" x 6.5", etc.
- Baby seats
- Coolers or containers, including cans and bottles
- Folding chairs
- Food and beverages, except two (2) sealed plastic non-flavored water bottles per person
- Horns, bells, whistles and other noise makers
- Illegal drugs
- Laser pointers
- Pets, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
- Seat cushions with covers, zippers, clasps, pockets or any other device that would allow concealment of any item
- Selfie Sticks
- Video equipment
- Weapons of any kind and size, including guns, knives, scissors and those carried with a permit
- Other items that in the judgment of stadium management pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other patrons
Prohibited items that are discovered during security inspections at the stadium entrances must be either returned to the owner's vehicle or discarded. Unlawful items that are discovered during security inspections are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession of those items may be denied entrance into the stadium and is subject to arrest. Any prohibited item discovered inside the stadium is subject to confiscation.
Items that will be permitted but will be inspected at bag check locations prior to entry:
- Any transparent plastic, vinyl or PVC bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12"
- Purses, bags or clutches no larger than 4.5" x 6.5"
- Containers for medical supplies or special food items for diabetics (please contact the director of security at 704-358-7000 for more information on the approval process)
- Flags without poles or sticks
- Seat pads without covers, zippers, clasps, pockets or any other device that would allow concealment of any items
Fans are encouraged not to bring any bags or items that need inspection as our goal is to get all patrons in the stadium as quickly as possible.
MetLife Stadium (New Jersey/New York)
East Rutherford, NJ
Year Opened: 2010
Major Tenant(s): New York Jets & New York Giants (NFL)
Major Event(s): WrestleMania 29, Super Bowl 48, Numerous Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen concerts, Brazil vs. Argentina - Largest attended soccer event in NJ History, Two Gold Cups
Directions (Construction progress may change…please visit www.metlifestadium.com for updates)
Construction Notice: 16W Southbound ramp
In order to improve the overall condition of the New Jersey Turnpike 16W interchange, construction has begun to widen and lengthen the southbound Turnpike access lane and shoulder. The construction will create POST EVENT delays for those guests who normally use this route to access the Turnpike.
To avoid this construction, guests are advised to use either the 18W interchange to the New Jersey Turnpike or Eastern Spur of the New Jersey Turnpike via Route 3 East (Lincoln Tunnel / New York City / Secaucus).
When using GPS, please enter:
50 Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
MetLife Stadium is easily accessible by car and bordered by major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike.
From the George Washington Bridge
Take the George Washington Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike South. Take the Turnpike's western spur to one of the Sports Complex's exits, 16W or 18W. These exits provide direct access to the Sports Complex parking areas.
From New York City and points east
Take the Lincoln Tunnel and follow signs for Route 3 West. Take Route 3 West to the Sports Complex.
Traveling North on the New Jersey Turnpike
Follow the Western Spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to Sports Complex parking areas. If the roadway is congested, use the eastern turnpike spur (Lincoln Tunnel) to exit 16E to take Route 3 West which provides direct access to the Sports Complex parking areas.
Traveling South on the Garden State Parkway
Garden State Parkway South to exit 163 (Route 17). Follow Route 17 to Paterson Plank Road. Take Paterson Plank Road east to the Sports Complex.
Traveling North on the Garden State Parkway
Garden State Parkway North to exit 153A (Route 3). Follow Route 3 East to the Sports Complex.
From the West - I-80
- Merge onto I-80 East
- Continue onto US-46 East
- Make a slight right at NJ-3 East
- Follow signs to the Sports Complex
From the East - I-80
- Merge onto I-80 West
- Proceed to Route 17 South to Paterson Plank Road
- Follow signs to the Sports Complex
From West - I-78
- Take I-78 East (Express) Toward Newark
- Take Exit onto I-95 North
- Take Exit 16 W for NJ Route 3 toward Secaucus / Rutherford / Sports Complex
From NJ Route 24
- Take Route 24 East
- Take I-78 East (Express) Toward Newark
- Take Exit onto I-95 North
- Take Exit 16 W for NJ Route 3 toward Secaucus / Rutherford / Sports Complex
Parking (Subject to change…please visit www.metlifestadium.com for updates)
The parking lots will typically open five (5) hours prior to the start of an event and will close two (2) hours after the conclusion of an event. Ticket holders arriving earlier than five (5) hours prior to the scheduled event time will not be permitted to enter the Sports Complex and may be directed to leave the roadways that service the Sports Complex.
The toll plazas will be staffed from 5 hours prior to event time until the end of the event.
Parking Fees for Non-NFL Events (concerts, soccer, etc.)
Cars: $30 Per
Bus / RV: $90 Per Vehicle
All Parking Fees are subject to change
- Tailgating will be permitted in MetLife Sports Complex parking lots with the exception of the parking deck that is located next to the Arena.
- While tailgating is permitted in designated locations at specified times, any unauthorized commercial activity is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the law. Individuals and companies are prohibited from selling access to a tailgate party to members of the general public either in advance of or on the day of an event.
- Parking is on a first-come first-served basis.
- ONE CAR = ONE SPACE: Please be considerate of your fellow guests. Tailgating will be limited to the lined parking space and the area directly behind or in front of each vehicle. Blocking the drive aisle is prohibited. Tailgating is also permitted on the medians that separate the parking lots from the roadways. There will be strict enforcement of the one car one parking space policy. See tailgating diagram.
- Please keep all tables, chairs, coolers, barbecues, etc. within the parking stall of your party. Tents or canopies exceeding 8’ x 8’ footprint and vehicles measuring more than 18’ in length and/or 8’ in width are not permitted to park in a lined parking space.
- The saving of parking spaces will not be permitted. Groups desiring to tailgate together should arrive together.
- A guest in possession of more than one pre-paid parking permit will not be allowed to use adjacent spaces for tailgating. Lined parking spaces are for vehicles, not tailgate activities.
- Drive aisles and fire lanes need to be kept clear at all times for free access of emergency vehicles.
- Trucks, trailers and other oversized vehicles (not including buses) will be directed to park along the curbs in the parking lots so they do not take up additional lined parking spaces. Please arrive early to find a location along the curb or in another location in which your vehicle will not occupy more than one parking space.
- Trucks, trailers, buses and other oversized vehicles are not permitted to park in the enclosed structured parking deck on east side of the Sports Complex (next to the Arena).
- Any violation of law, or tailgating policies may result in the towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense, loss of parking permit, and/or ejection.
- Please drink responsibly during the pre-game since guests who appear to be impaired may not be permitted to enter the Stadium.
- Grills are permitted for tailgating enjoyment, provided guests do so only in the same space occupied by their vehicle. However, their use near buildings or in areas where guests or property may be damaged is strictly prohibited. Also don't place hot coals under vehicles since they can cause car fires.
- FOR THOSE GUESTS WHO TAILGATE IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A MINIMUM CLASS 2A-10B:C FIRE EXTINGUISHER BE AVAILABLE FOR USE IF NECESSARY.
- Open fires are not permitted.
- Deep fryers or any oil-based cooking or frying are prohibited.
- Sound systems must not produce sound in excess of 65 decibels (New Jersey State Ordinance).
Will-Call (Subject to change…please visit www.metlifestadium.com for updates)
Ticketmaster will-call is available at any open ticket window. Guests who are picking up tickets at will-call will need picture ID, their confirmation number and the credit card with which the tickets were purchased in order to pick up the tickets. For select events, specialty will-call may vary.
International Guests Alcohol Policy
International guests looking to purchase alcohol must present a valid passport in order to complete a transaction as part of New Jersey State Law. MetLife Stadium cannot accept a driver’s license from another country to establish proof of age. Please note, guests with a valid passport may also be subject to an additional age verification form to complete a transaction.
Security / Prohibited Items (Subject to change…please visit www.metlifestadium.com for updates)
Guests are welcome to carry-in the following items into MetLife Stadium:
- Clear bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or less in size (1 bag per person)
- Small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5” x 6.5” or less in size (1 per person)
- Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag
- Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size (caps will be removed by Safety Services team members)
- Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6" or less in length not contained in a case
- Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched
All bags and other permissible items will be subject to multiple screenings prior to entering MetLife Stadium.
The following items are not permitted to be carried into MetLife Stadium:
- Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size including purses/handbags, camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, and briefcases/computer bags
- Seat cushions of any size except those for medical needs
- Glass bottles, cans, coolers of any kind, thermoses or ice chests
- Alcohol of any kind
- Banners, signs or flags of any size
- Noise makers, i.e. vuvuzelas, air horns, whistles, etc.
- Umbrellas, strollers, laser pointers, and balls of any kind including full-sized footballs
- Single purpose video cameras or still-photography cameras with a lens longer than 6"
- Weapons, any item that may be used as a projectile or one that is deemed dangerous by Stadium management
- Any animal with the exception of a service animal
- Any other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management
To ensure the highest level of safety and security, all guests will be subject to a courteous screening by Safety Services team members prior to entering the Stadium. All vehicles are subject to inspection prior to entering the MetLife Sports Complex and all bags will be inspected prior to entering the Stadium. Ticket holders who refuse to allow their vehicles to be inspected will be denied entry into the Sports Complex and those who refuse to be screened or have their bags inspected will be denied entry into the Stadium.
Handheld digital or film cameras, including Go Pro cameras, are permitted inside MetLife Stadium as long as their use does not interfere with other guests' enjoyment of the event. Tripods, monopods, "selfie sticks" and cameras with a lens longer than 6" (detachable or non-detachable) will NOT be permitted into stadium. Video cameras and video recording of events with other devices at MetLife Stadium are prohibited.