Heinz Field crews preparing for Taylor Swift concert Saturday
By Christina Gallagher
Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:21 a.m.
Heinz Field is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. Saturday for the Taylor Swift concert, according to a news release Wednesday from the Pittsburgh Steelers, which manages the stadium.
Parking lots near the 65,050-seat stadium are set to open at 1:30 p.m.
Additional parking is available Downtown, Station Square, Allegheny Center, Blue Lot 10, Red Lot 5 and private lots north of the West End Bridge. Those who park Downtown can ride the North Shore Connector to Heinz Field in the free-fare zone.
Fans are not permitted to bring book bags, coolers, strollers, cans, bottles, flasks, video cameras, audio equipment, banners or weapons into the stadium.
Bags are permitted, team officials said.
Swift's “Red Tour” concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Steelers ask that fans with field-level seats (F1-F12) enter on the Reedsdale Street side of the stadium. All others can enter through the East, South East, South West, Gate B and Gate C entrances.
Tickets are still available for the show. Ticket windows will open at 1 p.m. at Gate B.
The opening acts are: Ed Sheeran, Austin Mahone and Joel Crouse. Swift is expected to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., according to the team's news release.
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