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Washington, DC city/venue details
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:04:00 PM »
If you have questions that are specific to this city or venue, please ask them in here and other forum members will do their best to help. This is a great place to share information about places to stay or eat, as well as how different venues are handling the GA lineup -- things like that.

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 07:10:45 PM »
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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 11:03:00 AM »
What time will Fed Ex allow us to start lining up? Never been to a show there.

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 07:51:53 AM »
Also, does anyone know where we can access information on cameras allowed/not allowed at concerts in this venue? I've never been to one at FedEx Field before. Thx

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 06:14:37 PM »
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Also, does anyone know where we can access information on cameras allowed/not allowed at concerts in this venue? I've never been to one at FedEx Field before. Thx

Can't give you a definite answer, since it can vary between venues, but the usual rules for cameras are point and shoot cameras are okay but any kind of camera with a detachable lens is not allowed.

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 10:23:09 AM »
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Also, does anyone know where we can access information on cameras allowed/not allowed at concerts in this venue? I've never been to one at FedEx Field before. Thx
I did GA for 360 here. Don't recall the details but we probably arrived around 10 or 11AM and our numbers were around 200-300.  There were rope barricades defining the line so things stayed pretty well organized.  I expect there will be details a week or so before the show.  I don't live in th DC area anymore, so don't know if things have changed, but there are limited to no services nearby, so if you're waiting in line all day, bring snacks and water.    I'll be there, but in seats this time.

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 09:14:45 AM »
I just spoke with two different people at the venue.  They both indicated that parking lots would open at 3pm and at this point they seemed clueless that people would start lining up really early or the day before at the venue.  Sorry for the duplicate post earlier- just found this thread.  As a side note, this is a different stadium then on the 360 Tour ( that was M&T Field in Baltimore- this one is Fed Ex Field in Landover).  Any advice on where folks will cue or how to find each other if we can park until 3pm?

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 11:35:48 AM »
I went to the stadium last Saturday (6/3) to figure this out. The security guard I spoke with was very nice. He said that the only parking lot that will accept cash will be the Gray Lot. In regards to the GA line itself, he mentioned that GA ticket holders will enter through Gate D, and said that more concrete details about times would be released closer to show date (6/20). I also sent an email to FedEx Field, asking about times, parking, etc. I have yet to hear back from them, but will post their answers here as soon as I get them.

(Also, the 360 North America Leg 1 in 2009 came to FedEx Field. The North America Leg 2 in 2011 came to Baltimore.)
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 11:37:37 AM by evilgenius »

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 07:04:07 PM »
Does anyone know if Red Zone Concert tickets allow you to park in the "Red Zone" parking lot at Fedex Field?  There is no mention that Red Zone tickets include parking, however, there is a Red Zone lot and the Red Zone Ticket specifically states "RZ Must enter on Sherriff Road Only", which brings you to the Red Zone parking lot.

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 02:52:32 PM »
Anyone know who is "running the line" for GA for this show?

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 08:22:45 PM »
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Anyone know who is "running the line" for GA for this show?

I guess it wasn't me after all. Steve is running the unofficial GA queue.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 01:52:35 PM by evilgenius »

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WASHINGTON DC GA QUEUE INFO
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2017, 06:17:28 PM »
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.) (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
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: (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login).
 
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. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
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. (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login)
 
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 (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login).
 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.
 
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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2017, 02:26:34 PM »
Thank you so much! I was getting worried about going into this with no info.

This is great -- especially the "budlight pavilion" deal. The Target Center did that for us in Minneapolis in 2001 and it was amazing.

I'll be driving down from Baltimore. If the garage opens at 8am and the wristbands also start at 8am, I'm worried about losing 30 minutes or more trying to get into the garage before getting to the line. Is there possibly any other place to park temporarily before 8am?

Also: I haven't done GA since the Elevation tour but the internet seems to suggest there's always a fan-based system regardless of what the venues say. Could this possibly be an exception? Or is there some Twitter account I should be following to find out how to get a number from the fan-based system?

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2017, 05:48:01 PM »
@natned

I understand your concern about the Red Zone parking lot and queue opening at the same time. Unfortunately there is no legal place to park that is close to the stadium so you can get in line right when it opens. The property was designed to deter people from parking along the streets. It is possible to park at the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station and walk to the stadium in time for the queue to start. Then, once you have your number, walk back to the metro station and move your car to the Red Zone lot (it's a lot, not a garage). It's just a lot of walking.

It is indeed the custom of fans to create their own line regardless of venue's policies. This time, however, I don't think that will be possible. The stadium is closing off street access to the property and making people leave if they show up before 8am on show day. They are also firm in their intent to not honor any fan-initiated numbering system or queues. To avoid the conflict that arises from multiple queues claiming authority, they've decided to not honor any but that of their own making.

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Re: Washington, DC city/venue details
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2017, 05:54:27 PM »
Could the show at FedEx actually be a unicorn with no sneaky line overnight? Hope so!!

Thank you for getting all this information together!