What you need to know for U2's concert at Arrowhead Stadium

Posted at 12:19 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 17:28:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a big day at the Truman Sports Complex. The Royals are playing a day game, and iconic band U2 will rock Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday evening.

This is the Irish band's first show in the Fountain City since 2001, and the last time they played at Arrowhead was 1997.

One guest in the crowd is "Joshua." It's a stuffed bear that is making its way to every concert on the 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour.

There’s also a gold puff painted Joshua Tree. Many people were getting photos in front of it.

"It's a great conversation piece. We had the same thing in Chicago when we did it. A lot of folks come up," explained Jeff Ebbing, who has made a piece that represents each tour with his brother. They have been doing that since 2001.

For many fans, a U2 concert is a destination trip.

"The first time I saw U2 was back in '92. I haven't missed a tour since. I always see them multiple times - this is no exception," explained Steve Loftus, who said the short drive from Omaha was no big deal, especially since he is seeing this show with his best friend.

What you need to know 

  • Parking gates will open at 2 p.m. If you pay at the gate it will be $40.
  • Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • For most tickets, you need the credit card you bought it with and a photo i.d. 
  • You could have printed off reserved seats from your Ticketmaster account.
  • Tailgate rules are the same as NFL games. Whatever you bring, keep inside the painted parking stall lines.
  • You can bring a purse in, but it has to be 6.5'' by 4.5'' or smaller.
  • In addition, you can bring in a clear, plastic bag or a Ziploc bag. It has to be 1' by 6'' by 1' or smaller.

Traffic is expected to be heavy between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. People will be leaving the Royals game and coming in for the U2 concert during this time. Staff advises you plan ahead.