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Eagles, Guns N' Roses: What you need to know before you head to Aloha Stadium

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Aloha Stadium will be busy this weekend with the Eagles and special guest Jack Johnson performing on Friday, Dec. 7, followed by Guns N' Roses on Saturday, Dec 8.

Stadium officials expect more than 20,000 concert goers each night.

While the crowds won't be as large as they were during Bruno Mars' concerts last month, the message is the same: plan ahead and arrive early.

"There's a lot of people coming to these events. We're expecting mid- to high-20s for the Eagles, which means we are likely to sell out our parking lot," said Aloha Stadium deputy manager Ryan Andrews. "Don't wait until the last minute, because in addition to parking and traffic, there are additional security measures for these shows. We will be doing the wanding and metal detectors, so that takes extra time so people should prepare for that."

Here's what you need to know:

Eagles w/ special guest Jack Johnson
Friday, Dec. 7
Gates open at 5 p.m
Show starts at 7 p.m.
  Guns N' Roses
Saturday, Dec. 8
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Show starts at 6 p.m.

Traffic and parking

Aloha Stadium has limited on-site parking. Tailgating is not allowed for concert events.

Parking Fee: $16 cars, $31 for buses and limos (cash only)

The parking gate will open Friday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m.

ADA Parking: Please use the Main Salt Lake Stadium Entrance. Limited stalls available at parking sections 2AB, 3B, 6A, and 13A.

Electric Vehicle Parking: Limited free parking available on a first come first serve basis.

The Honolulu Police Department will be assisting with traffic flow on surface streets around the stadium. Additionally, HPD may do intermittent exit closures at the Aiea cut-off and the Halawa/Stadium
exits on H-1 Eastbound if the freeway begins to back-up. If you encounter a closed exit, please proceed to the next available exit, and if necessary, do a U-turn and make your way back to the stadium.

Ride-share or drop-off

A convenient drop-off and pick-up zone is available at the Main Salt Lake Blvd Gate.

Alternate parking sites

  Hours Fee
Aiea Elementary Friday, Dec. 7, ONLY
4 p.m. to one hour after event

$16 parking. No shuttle services.
Pedestrian overpass to the stadium will
be open.

Radford High Friday, Dec. 7, ONLY
4 p.m. to one hour after event

$10 parking and shuttle service, $2
shuttle round trip for walk-ups. Drop-off
in front of box office. Pick-up on Salt
Lake Blvd. near the main gate exit going
westbound.

Stadium Marketplace

Friday, Dec. 7:
4 p.m. to one hour after event
Saturday, Dec. 8:
3 p.m. to one hour after event

$16 parking. No shuttle services.

Security

All ticket holders will be screened prior to entry at the turnstile gates. Screening will include a bag check and metal detection. Please give yourself ample time to get to your seats.

Bag policy

Each person shall be allowed one bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size. In addition, each person will be allowed to hand-carry a blanket, poncho or jacket, along with a soft-sided seat cushion. Exceptions will only be made for medically necessary items, after proper inspection. Non-approved bags must be returned to vehicle or discarded. Strollers are allowed; however they must be collapsible and fit underneath the seat and stored safely without obstructing the aisle-ways for other guests. All bags, jackets, guests and vehicles are subject to search upon entering the premises. Express lanes are available at each turnstile gate for persons without bags.

Restricted items

The following items are prohibited from entering the Aloha Stadium turnstiles: Weapons; Noise Makers; Illegal Drugs; Cans & Glass Bottles; Umbrellas; Coolers; Fireworks; Outside Food & Beverages including snack leis; Inflatable objects of any kind; Confetti; Balloons; Lasers; Poles & Sticks; Skateboards; rollerblades; Bicycles; Animals (except ADA-Compliant Service Animals); motorized remote controlled devices (including drones); or any items which may pose a health or safety issue to our guests and employees.

Violators are subject to the provisions of state law and ejection from Aloha Stadium property.

Aloha Stadium will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

No banners or signs will be allowed into the concert.

All audio and video recording devices, iPads, Go Pro, and cameras are prohibited. Violators will be asked to leave the event. Eagles concert only: In order to maximize your enjoyment, as well as the enjoyment of those around you, please refrain from prolonged use of your cellular and other electronic devices during the concert.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited except within a posted designated smoking area. (this includes vapor and electronic cigarettes). Violators are subject to removal. Smoking in any other areas could lead to arrest, and this would be considered a misdemeanor.

Field Access 

Guests with field tickets will enter through the Mauka and Makai pavilion entrance Sections F and FF on the ground level. Use Stadium service road to access.

Seating

Aloha Stadium patrons are responsible for their own conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons using their tickets. Stadium staff will strive to maintain an atmosphere where all in attendance can enjoy the concert/performance. Event patrons and guests in violation of the Guest Code of Conduct may be subject to ejection, arrest, and/or loss of ticket privileges for future events.

Please arrive with enough time to enter the stadium with the anticipation of long lines and everyone arriving at the same time. Please be courteous and respectful to those seated around you and refrain from behavior that interferes with others' ability to enjoy the event. Remember that every attendee wants to enjoy this event, not just you. Similarly, stadium personnel strive to treat all guests in a consistent, professional and courteous manner.

If the behavior of a patron or patrons around you becomes disruptive or violates the Guest Code of Conduct, the incident should be reported to the nearest usher or security person. To report an incident discreetly during an event, a text can be placed to the Security Office using the keyword ALOHA to 78247 to report activity and location. You may also call the Stadium Security.

Additional notes

The Aloha Stadium recommends bringing cash. Parking, and several concessions are cash only. There will be limited number of ATMs available and guests should expect lines at the ATMs.

Please be advised, the Guns N Roses concert will have heavy strobes and pyrotechnics throughout the show.

r.Cups (Eagles concert only): To reduce single-use plastic waste at the concert, Jack’s tour crew is collaborating with Plastic Free Hawaii, r.Cup and Live Nation to roll out the r.Cup reusable cup program at the Aloha Stadium. Concertgoers will receive a free Plastic Free Hawaii reusable cup with alcohol purchases, which fans can take home or choose to return for reuse at future events! Plastic Free Hawaii water refill stations will also be available throughout the venue for fans to refill water for free.

FAQs

Will weather be a factor?

All concerts are held rain or shine. Please be aware that umbrellas are not allowed inside the stadium. Visit our prohibited items for details.

Is there an age restriction for the Eagles concert?

Yes, children must be five (5) years or older to attend.

Will there be portables and food sold on the field?

Yes, there will be portables and food sales on the field and in the Bridge Storage Areas adjacent to south end zone.

What are the payment types accepted?

The Aloha Stadium recommends bringing cash. Parking, and several concessions are cash only. There will be limited number of ATMs available and guests should expect lines at the ATMs.

Will the swap meet be open on concert day?

Yes, there will be a modified swap meet in sections 8-14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The parking lot will be cleared after swap meet closes. Any cars remaining will be towed prior to gates reopening at 4 p.m.


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