5 Things You Need to Know About This Weekend's Taylor Swift Concert at Gillette Stadium

Taylor Swift during her 2011 concert at Gillette Stadium
Taylor Swift during her 2011 concert at Gillette Stadium

For the third time since 2010, Taylor Swift returns to Gillette Stadium for a two day stay as part of the RED Tour. To help you get ready to see the six-time Grammy winner or simply remind you when to avoid Route 1, Foxborough Patch has put together this guide with what you need to know about the shows!

1. Parking Lot Information

  • Stadium parking lots open at 3 p.m. on both days.
  • Parking is $40 for cars, $150 for RVs, limos and busses on both days.
  • Gillette Stadium lots are cash only.
  • Transportation of alcohol between parking lots will not be allowed

The following will not be allowed in the lots:

  • Any vehicle towing a trailer (this includes fifth-wheel RV units).
  • Professional catering trucks and or services without prior written approval from Stadium Management.
  • Excessive tailgate setups that impede on customers parked around your vehicles, emergency access or deemed to be unsafe or inappropriate by Stadium Management.
  • Any type of swimming pool, portable pool, hot tubs, water filled pickup trucks, or the like.
  • Branded vehicles that Stadium Management determines to be advertising to the general public.
  • All passengers in vehicles must have a ticket for entry into Gillette Stadium parking lots
  • Transportation of alcohol between parking lots will not be allowed

2. Set Schedule

For both days, the performers are set take the stage at the following times:

  • Joel Crouse -  6:30 p.m.
  • Austin Mahone -  6:50 p.m.
  • Ed Sheeran - 7:25 p.m.
  • Taylor Swift - 8:30 p.m.

3. Parent Pickup and Drop-off

Lot 13 next to Staples and Trader Joe's may be used as a drop off and pickup locations for parents. Limos and busses will not be allowed to use this area.

Parents who plan to stay at the stadium are asked to park in the general lot to avoid breaking any of the general retail parking rules.

Those dropping people off are advised to return after 9:30 p.m.

More information plus a map of the area can be seen at this link.

4. A Sold Out Show

As has been the case with every Taylor Swift show at Gillette Stadium, both concerts are now sold out.

5. Security Protocol

Guests should plan to arrive at the gates early for concert entry. In light of the attacks during the Boston Marathon, stadium entry procedures will take longer than you are used to, and we ask that you take the necessary steps to ensure you are in your seats prior to the start of the show.

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 prior to leaving home. This will assist with a timely entry to the stadium

More information about security procedures in place at Gillette Stadium can be found by clicking here.

Please assist stadium staff by:

  • Leaving any unnecessary bags at home or in your vehicles. Note there are express lanes for guests with no bags.
  • Arriving early at the gates
  • Having any bags you need to bring into the stadium open when approaching the gates
  • Removing all metal from your pockets; i.e. cell phone, keys, loose change prior to being screened, and following signs and directions given by staff during the bag searches and individual screenings

Extra: Poster and Glow Stick Policy:

Posters and glow sticks are allowed inside Gillette Stadium for the event. Please note maximum poster size is 18 x 24in. and stadium management reserves the right to approve all banners and signs. Banners, signs and flags may be prohibited due to space availability, banner or sign size and/or interference with other fans or message content.


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