Tough news for anyone thinking they can get close to Taylor Swift without a concert ticket.

Gillette Stadium will turn away anyone without tickets from the parking lots. In other words, no ticket = no entry of any sort. Period.

"If you don't have a ticket, we ask you not to come to Gillette,"  Kraft Sports + Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Jim Nolan said Thursday.

I can already sense the complaints that will be flooding Gillette's customer service department and unfortunately, rules are rules.

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The concert parking rules of Gillette Stadium state:

Parking lots open four (4) hours prior to the start of each show, and close immediately after each event concludes. There are two parking options available to you at Gillette Stadium.

Nolan recommends concertgoers show up as early as possible to avoid major traffic headaches closer to the concert start time.

As for where to go, you have some options. The Gillette website states:


General parking for all ticket holders: Gillette Stadium offers general parking on the opposite side of Route 1. General parking is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that a parking pass is not required for general parking.

As for pre-paid stadium-side parking, all those passes are sold out, according to Nolan.

Again, to ensure enough parking for anyone who purchased and got their hands on a Gillette-certified ticket to see Swift, the only entry allowed inside the property/parking lots will be for ticket holders.

So, if you planned to tailgate and then linger outside the stadium, you might want to save yourself some time and just stay home. It would be a real shame to make it to the parking lot entrance after sitting in traffic for hours just to be told to turn back around.

You've been warned.

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