Taylor Swift Philadelphia: Era’s tour makes three-day stop in South Philly: What you should know before the show – WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Swifties, are you ready for this? Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated Eras Tour arrives in South Philadelphia this weekend.

Thousands of fans from across the area will flock to Lincoln Financial Field to hear and see more than 40 hits by the Grammy-winning artist and Berks County native.

Tickets at second-hand markets are reportedly fetching more than $10,000 each. The stakes are high for those who have spent months planning their outfits, memorizing set lists and checking out concert snippets on social media.

Shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday begin at 6:30pm with performances by Phoebe Bridgers and Gayle.


All gates open at 4:30pm

Officials say Will Call opens at 4 p.m. next to the Xfinity Gate.

Have your digital tickets ready as you approach the gates. Screenshots of the tickets will NOT be accepted.

Fans with medical needs or disabilities may enter the North Gate, located behind the seven flagpoles in front of Lincoln Financial Field near Xfinity Gate.

Floor Seat Instructions

Guests with tickets must enter at the south gate.

The South Gate is located at the south end of 11th Street off I-95 across from the Wells Fargo Center.

weather forecast

According to AccuWeather, the weather is looking good for all Taylor Swift concerts.

There will be a rainy season after the concert on Friday evening, but this should end on Saturday afternoon.

Is there still parking?

Parking is available at the stadium sports complex for $35 for cars and $70 for oversized vehicles.

Oversized vehicles can include sedans, party buses, RVs, oversized vans, etc.

Officials say the parking lot opens at 12 p.m. on the day of the show.

The K lot at the Linc is reserved for prepaid parking permits only. ADA parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but officials anticipate it will sell out quickly.

There are a few hundred parking spaces available at the Stella Maris Catholic Church at 2901 S. 10th Street. The fee is $40 per car.

Officials are warning motorists that parking spaces are likely to fill up quickly. Try to carpool to the venue and arrive early.

pickup and return

There will be a designated area where on-site concert-goers can wait for post-show pickup.

If waiting to pick someone up after the show, enter the pickup area at the intersection of Packer Avenue and 10th Street.

According to officials, drivers must stay with their vehicles in the pickup area. Parking of vehicles on other curbs in the sports complex is not allowed.

Officials say if you’re waiting to pick someone up after the show, you must be at the sports complex no later than 9:00 p.m. After that, the complex is secured and no vehicles are allowed to enter.

What kind of bag can I bring to the show?

Supporters may bring one of the following types and sizes into the stadium:

– Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
– 1 gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
– Small clutch bags, approximately hand-sized but no larger than 4.5 x 6.5, with or without a handle/strap. This small clutch bag can be carried to the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
– An exception can be made for medically necessary items after proper examination. Prior to your arrival, please contact Fan Services at [email protected] for more information.
– Prohibited bags include but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, fanny packs, luggage, seat cushions, computer bags, camera bags, binocular bags and any bag larger than the permitted size.

Prohibited Items

The following items may not be brought into the stadium during the show:

– Costumes or shields with battery packs
– Masks (excluding medical face masks or religious face coverings)
– Costumes or clothing that may obstruct the view of surrounding fans
– Signs larger than 11″ x 17″.
– Signs or sticks
– Cameras with lenses longer than six inches
– Video cameras and GoPros
– A full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Heath Tips

To keep things running smoothly this weekend, here are some essential tips from Nicole Pivonka, an advanced nurse at Virtua Health.

Protect your ears

The loud music and screaming fans can damage your hearing. Pivonka said to avoid potential long-term damage, wear earplugs or other devices to reduce decibels or block out ambient noise.

Wear sensible shoes

Most concert-goers will be standing or dancing throughout the three-hour concert, and don’t forget the pre-show celebrations.

“People thought a lot about their Eras outfit. I encourage them to make sensible shoes a part of the overall ensemble,” Pivonka said.

Take care of your vocal cords

While singing along is inevitable, Pivonka recommends moderation to avoid losing your voice or, worse, causing harm.

If you’re hoarse or hoarse the day after the concert, it’s most likely nothing to worry about. If these symptoms persist for more than 24 hours, contact a doctor.

Use sunscreen

We all know the event will be a one day celebration. Don’t forget your sun protection factor.

drink enough

Drinking water will help you stay healthy during and after the concert. Pivonka suggests fans can avoid “champagne problems” by having one or more servings of water between alcoholic beverages.

Bring basic supplies with you

Don’t forget things like aspirin, band-aids, and hand sanitizer.

“Obviously, my number one tip is to just enjoy and have fun,” Pivonka said. “It’s about creating memories.”

SEPTA offers additional night service

SEPTA helps fans get to Lincoln Financial Field by providing additional service on the Broad Street Line for the Taylor Swift concerts throughout the weekend.

Friday, May 12: Five commuter trains depart Fern Rock Transportation Center at 6:08 p.m., 6:18 p.m., 6:28 p.m., 6:38 p.m. and 6:48 p.m. These local trains all stop at NRG station.

Saturday, May 13: Five commuter trains depart Fern Rock Transportation Center at 4:30 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 5:10 p.m

Sunday, May 14: Five commuter trains depart Fern Rock Transportation Center at 4:42 p.m., 452, 5:02 p.m., 5:12 p.m. and 5:22 p.m

Additional late-night regional train service to accommodate Taylor Swift concert travel on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 only.

Additionally, there will only be additional services on the Paoli/Thorndale Line, Media/Wawa Line and West Trenton Line.