Going to Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’? Here’s what to know before you go

Here’s what to know before you go if you’re heading to the Taylor Swift concert this weekend at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Lanette Espy

May 25, 2023, 5:53 PM

Updated 396 days ago


Taylor Swift is making her way to the Garden State this weekend (May 26-28), and it’s going to be three days of jam-packed, sold-out shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
If you’re heading to the concert this weekend, here’s what to know before you go:

What time do gates open?

Parking lots and drop-off lots open at 12:30 p.m., and stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m.

What time does the concert begin?

6:30 p.m.

What if I don’t have tickets to the concert?

MetLife is strongly encouraging those without tickets to not come to the stadium on show days. State police also urged fans without tickets to not attend. They say parking lots will be at maximum capacity and unauthorized crowds will create traffic and safety concerns.

Is it too late to still buy tickets?

Tickets will not be sold at the stadium. If the tour has any last-minute releases, all tickets will be sold at Ticketmaster.com.

How much is parking?

Parking is $40 per car and $160 per bus/RV/oversized vehicle. Credit cards and cash are accepted at entry plazas.

Should tickets be printed out?

This is a mobile ticketing event. Tickets must be displayed on your phone to enter the event. Have your mobile ticket downloaded before entering the security line.

How should I display the mobile tickets?

Download the Ticketmaster app, find your tickets in “My Events,” then add them to your phone’s wallet and display your mobile ticket at entry.

Will I be able to leave the stadium and come back inside?

There is no re-entry for this event.

Can I bring a purse?

One bag is allowed per person. MetLife Stadium has a clear bag policy. Bags must be 12 inches x6 inches x12 inches or smaller. Bags must be completely clear and free of any color tint.
Non-clear small purses 4.5 inches or 6.5 inches or smaller are allowed.

Are there bathrooms in the parking lot?


What about merch?

The merchandise area in lot E opens at 12:30 p.m. and inside stadium merch opens at 4:30 p.m.

Can I bring a camera?

Nonprofessional cameras (no attached/extendable lenses or cases) are permitted. Polaroid camera and small portable phone chargers are also allowed.

What else is allowed?

Banners and signs smaller than 11 inches x 17 inches.

What is prohibited?

For a full list of prohibited items, visit Swiftie Central at MetLifeStadium.com.

Anything else I should know?

Drop-offs may start as early as 12:30 p.m. Pickup lots open at 10 p.m.
For directions to MetLife stadium, visit metlifestadium.com/getting-here/directions
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