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Philadelphia city/venue details
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:04:20 PM »
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Offline mill4023

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Re: Philadelphia city/venue details
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 10:27:18 PM »
Any thoughts on the best section to sit for the Philly show?
My wife can't stand the whole time, so we can't do GA or red zone.

I was looking at a couple of different venues. For some, like DC the seat map shows behind the stage greyed out, while others, like Philly, make it look like there will be seats behind the stage. Seems like behind the stage may be closer, but I'm not sure staring at the band member's backs would be a lot of fun. For I&E, we had reserved seats in the 7th row of the section almost directly to the side of the stage and they were great.

So I'm thinking somewhere in 121 to 124 or 135 to 138 for the Philly show.
What do you guys think?

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 07:04:12 PM »
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Re: Philadelphia city/venue details
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 12:34:20 PM »
If anyone has any specific questions I'd be happy to answer them. I'm from Philadelphia and visit these stadiums for concerts and games frequently.

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 08:13:16 AM »
This will be my first time attending a concert in a stadium like this...what can I expect? I haven't decided if I'll drive or take a train into Philly. But, should I drive, would it be better to park at the stadium or a parking lot near the stadium? What would be a good time to arrive?

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Re: Philadelphia city/venue details
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 01:27:12 PM »
Does anyone know how GA access to the field works?  Are you free to come and go to visit the concessions in the concourse?
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 01:41:50 PM »
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This will be my first time attending a concert in a stadium like this...what can I expect? I haven't decided if I'll drive or take a train into Philly. But, should I drive, would it be better to park at the stadium or a parking lot near the stadium? What would be a good time to arrive?

Where will you be taking the train in from? You'll have to switch to the subway to get to the Sports Complex. I'd drive and park. The lots aren't terrible and there's free street parking if you're willing to walk a little bit. The "tailgate" lot with the solar panels is usually easy to get out of, as is the parking lot where Veteran's Stadium used to be. There's even a "U-2" section in there :)

If you have seats, arrive about an hour before. For GA you'll probably want to arrive earlier. I'm planning on queueing for GA in the morning.

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 01:43:50 PM »
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Does anyone know how GA access to the field works?  Are you free to come and go to visit the concessions in the concourse?

If it's like it was on 360, the queue will be in the "J" lot next to Derien street. At least that's how I remember it.

You'll be free to come and go, but be warned that it's a pain to get back. You can do it, but I avoid concessions and such unless I'm hanging out in the back of the field.

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 01:51:55 PM »
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Does anyone know how GA access to the field works?  Are you free to come and go to visit the concessions in the concourse?

If it's like it was on 360, the queue will be in the "J" lot next to Derien street. At least that's how I remember it.

You'll be free to come and go, but be warned that it's a pain to get back. You can do it, but I avoid concessions and such unless I'm hanging out in the back of the field.

After you claim your spot, make friends. I'd say you have about 20 minutes at most to get food or use the bathroom.

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Re: Philadelphia city/venue details
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 08:50:20 AM »
What about parking when you are in GA? If the parking lots open at 1pm what is the best solution to parking nearby? Or take the subway into the area? I don't see any information online about being able to park in Lot J.

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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 04:37:52 AM »
Hey guys, I have the same question. Does anyone know of a parking lot close to the stadium that you can park overnight in to wait all day for GA?  :D Help is much appreciated

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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 07:21:54 PM »
I emailed the group that owns the parking garage north of the stadium. They said they operate many of the parking lots around the sports area, and the cash parking lots will open around 8:30am. There is a baseball game, and the lots always open 5 hours ahead of baseball games. Those lots will stay open for the concert goers, and be open late. So I plan to get down there in the morning and park in one of those lots and head to the GA queue area.

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2017, 04:44:54 AM »
Awesome thanks for the info.. anyone know who is controlling the "unofficial" line for the show/when a meetup will be to get in the book?

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Re: Philadelphia city/venue details
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2017, 06:20:33 PM »
I got my number today -under the interstate! - anything going on tonight (night before the show)??

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Re: Philadelphia city/venue details
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 08:41:20 AM »
Does anyone know if they actually ID'd anyone with a GA ticket? My friend has a business trip and offered me the Metlife tickets. He will give me his credit card which is the ticket. Ticketmaster and Metlife websites say "officially" that they will ID everyone. Is that even theoretically possible?