Going to Taylor Swift in Chicago This Weekend? Better Leave Now.
Traffic is always an adventure when driving into Chicago, but when one of the biggest music stars on the planet sets up camp in the city for 3 days, there could be some epic backups this weekend.
Don't Get Caught in Traffic Like Some Janet Jackson Fans Did
There have been way too many stories this week from Janet Jackson fans who were caught in a gridlock of stopped traffic in Tinley Park this past Saturday night (5/27) on the way to her concert.
According to one story from WGN, a man was on his way to the show, and only 1.3 miles from the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater at 7:30 pm. With the traffic at a complete standstill, he didn't get into the concert until 10:03 pm.
How Early Can You Get Into the Taylor Swift Concert
For all 3 shows (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) the parking lots will open at 2 pm, the gates of Soldier Field will open at 4:30 pm, and the show will begin around 6:30 pm.
Parking passes for the Soldier Field lots are completely sold out for all three shows, but there are other places where you can buy a guaranteed parking place that have shuttles to Soldier Field.
Additional parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the McCormick Place Parking Lots accessible from 31st Street.
Shuttles to and from Soldier Field for the Taylor Swift concerts will be operating from the Millennium Park garages.
Where to Pick up and Drop-off Your Kids for Taylor Swift Concert
There's been an area designated for parent drop off and pick up at the show, plus there's always the rideshare services that will be available through their apps.
According to the Soldier Field website, the area for picking up your kids will be "on Columbus Drive (between Roosevelt Road & Balbo Drive)."
Vehicles may only enter this area on Columbus Drive at Balbo beginning at 10:30pm. Parents must stay with their vehicle if utilizing this pickup area. Security staff will be present post-concert to guide fans to the Rideshare & Parent Pickup area.
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