EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey — Taylor Swift is expected to perform at MetLife Stadium Memorial Day weekend and due to safety concerns and large crowds, law enforcement as well as the stadium are asking fans to not come if they don’t have tickets.
New Jersey State Police said on Instagram that when Swift is performing this weekend, guests without tickets should not come to the stadium or parking lot areas.
“Sorry Swifties - No Ticket, No Taylor-Gating,” police said. “Only patrons with concert tickets for the day of the event will be granted access to the parking lots. Tickets will not be sold at the Stadium. The New Jersey State Police urges anyone who does not have a ticket for the event to avoid coming to the stadium.”
Police said the parking areas are expected to be at capacity each night.
The announcement comes after 20,000 fans who did not have tickets to Swift’s show at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Stadium had gathered in the parking lot, WABC reported.
Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts announced similar rules for Swift’s shows last week, according to NorthJersey.com.
MetLife Stadium said on Twitter that in order for fans to have access to the parking lots, they need to have event tickets for that evening’s show.
Each night, the show starts at 6:30 p.m. and parking lots open at 12:30 p.m., WABC reported. Stadium gates don’t open until 4:30 p.m. Fans without tickets will be expected to be turned away.
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