When playing Giants Stadium in the past, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band had fairly large general admission sections in front of the stage, but also filled the remainder of the field with seats. This time, for their September 30 and October 2-3 shows, the entire field will be general admission.
A venue executive told TicketNews that they are still working on some production specs and could not say what the field capacity would be or how the field tickets would be dispensed, whether by lottery or on a first-come, first-served basis. Whatever is decided, there will be a huge number of fans to control.
Tickets go on sale on June 1 and priced at $98, $65 and $33, plus applicable facility and service charges. There is a limit of eight tickets per person, per show. They must be either all reserved or all general admission — no mixing it up.
Tickets are only being sold via Ticketmaster. There will be no box office sales. The special $33 ticket represents the 33-year history of Giants Stadium, which is being demolished following the 2009 NFL football season to make way for a new $1.3 billion football stadium. As a result, Springsteen is the final musical artist scheduled to perform in the old venue.
The Boss’s early fall performances won’t be the only ones at the old stadium featuring general admission ticketing this year. When U2 plays Giant Stadium on September 24-25, the field will also be general admission, and 10,000 tickets will be priced at $30 for all the stadiums on the tour.
Springsteen and company have been on the road since March 23 when the North American tour launched with two nights in Asbury Park, NJ. From the stage on the first night, Springsteen told the sold out crowd that he and the band would be coming back in the fall to play the last shows of the storied Giants Stadium.
Before returning to play Giants Stadium’s final concerts, Springsteen and the band will be on the road in Europe and the UK from May 30 through August 2.
Last Updated on May 30, 2009 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner