Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at MetLife Stadium: Everything you need to know (2024)

There's nothing like seeing Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

The experience is like a Springsteen song come to life. It's located in the middle of a swamp, next to a highway, and one almost always gets stuck in a traffic jam either entering or exiting.

Top it off, Springsteen has sung about the American Dream throughout his career and lo and behold, there's the new American Dream entertainment complex right next to MetLife. Visit for hours and more info.

The Boss and the E Street Band will play three shows, Wednesday, Aug. 30; Friday, Sept. 1; and Sunday, Sept. 3 at MetLife Stadium. Springsteen tickets went up to $5,000 for arena shows earlier in the tour due to the dynamic pricing system, which sets the cost based on demand. Now, ticket prices now range from $60 for upper-level seats to $355 for the general admission pit before fees on Ticketmaster for the MetLife shows.

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The big moment us almost upon us. Check out below our everything you need to know about the MetLife shows below. It's compiled from info provided by MetLife Stadium and our reporting.

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Springsteen tickets at MetLife

Prices: Tickets range from $70 to $300 plus fees on Ticketmaster as of press time.

Box Office/Ticketmaster Will-Call: Located at trailer outside MetLife Gate. Check your tickets and make sure you have the correct ticket date in hand. Barcodes for ticket scanning will appear on mobile tickets 8 hours prior to the event

General Admission “GA” tickets: Fans holding GA (Pit) tickets will be able to line up on the Stadium Plaza near the HCLTech Gate no earlier than 9 a.m. on each show day. Stadium parking lots do not open until 2:30 PM. However, fans with GA tickets looking to park and line up earlier than 2:30 p.m. can park in Lot E (must pay parking fee). There is no lottery. The General Admission Floor section is located at the front of the stage with reserved seating behind it. Everyone who has a GA ticket will have access to that area. No overnight camping is permitted on Stadium property.

Fans with GA and floor (Sections 1-9) tickets can use any gate for entry and proceed to HCLTech Plaza for floor entry. Tickets will be scanned again to verify floor access. Allow 20-30 minutes extra time for the secondary scan and wristband process.

Mobile Ticketing: Your ticket must be displayed on your phone to enter the event.

How To Display Mobile Tickets On Your Phone: Ticketmaster suggests you download the Ticketmaster App and find your mobile tickets in “My Events,” and add them to your phone’s wallet. Send Tickets directly to everyone else in your party before entering the stadium. Display your mobile ticket at entry.

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When do the parking lots open at MetLife stadium for Springsteen?

Parking lots open: 2:30 p.m.

Gates open: 6 p.m.

Event starts: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30; Friday, Sept. 1; and Sunday, Sept. 3 (Show begins approximately 7:45 p.m., there is no opener)

MetLife Stadium parking and transportation

Address: 1 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

Parking lots open: 2:30 p.m.

Day of event parking cost: $40 per car; $160 per Bus/RV (credit card payment only).

Parking directions: Visit

Rideshare: Designated rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) pick-up/drop-off location is in Lot E. Rideshare surge pricing is often in effect after the event. Larger crowds will result in longer than usual wait times for a car to arrive (can be up to 1.5 hour wait). Make sure your phone is charged and ready to go if you’re planning to use one of these services.

Non-rideshare pick-up/drop-off: Located on the roadway between Lots D & E, or in Lot I near the Giants Training Center; if dropping off, please return to pick-up by 10:15 p.m. to avoid exiting traffic.

NJ TRANSIT TRAIN: Trains will operate between Secaucus Junction and MetLife Stadium on the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line starting 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday and 5:11 p.m. on Sunday. Please check for complete rail timetables. After the concert, the last train from MetLife Stadium to Secaucus will not depart Meadowlands Station any earlier than 1 a.m.

COACH USA BUS: Bus service will begin 3 p.m. from Gates 419 and 420 (41st Street between 8th & 9th Avenue, New York City) at the Port Authority on the day of the show. The last departing bus from Port Authority to MetLife Stadium will leave at 7:30 p.m. The last bus will leave the stadium 60 minutes after the concert ends. Cost is $14 for the round trip. Visit for more information.

Tailgating at MetLife Stadium for Springsteen

Tailgating policy: Tailgating is permitted but drones, model aircraft, kites, and any other remote controlled or tethered flying objects are not permitted. Tailgating should be limited to the lined parking space and the area directly behind or in front of each vehicle. Blocking drive lanes is prohibited. Tailgating is also permitted on the medians that separate the parking lots from the roadways. Visit here for details.

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Springsteen MetLife setlist

Tour shows are inspired partly by Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2020 album “Letter to You,” which looks to mortality and its motivational properties. The setlist is chock full of classics, and fans should expect a few change-ups along the way at MetLife. The recent second show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts featured the tour debuts of “Lonesome Day” and “Seven Nights to Rock.”

No Surrender


Prove It All Night

Letter to You

The Promised Land

Out in the Street

Candy’s Room

Kitty's Back


Mary’s Place

The E Street Shuffle

Johnny 99

The River

Last Man Standing


Because the Night

She's the One

Wrecking Ball

The Rising


Thunder Road

Born to Run

Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Bobby Jean

Glory Days

Dancing in the Dark

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

I'll See You in My Dreams

What can I take into MetLife Stadium for the Springsteen show?

Guests are welcome to carry-in the following items into MetLife Stadium:

Clear bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or less in size (1 bag per person)

Small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5” x 6.5” or less in size (1 per person)

Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag

Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size (caps will be removed by Safety Services team members)

Reusable water bottles (both plastic and aluminum). Bottles must be empty upon entry.

Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6” or less in length not contained in a case

Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched

Official national flags that can reasonably be hand-held by a single person and do not obstruct the view of other guests (no sticks or poles)

Small handheld portable phone chargers

All bags and other permissible items will be subject to multiple screenings prior to entering MetLife Stadium.

What is not allowed in MetLife Stadium for the Springsteen show?

Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size including purses/handbags, camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, and briefcases/computer bags

Battery operated clothing (socks, jackets, etc.)

Seat cushions of any size except those for medical needs

Glass bottles, cans, coolers of any kind, thermoses or ice chests

Alcohol of any kind

Banners and signs of any size (unless otherwise noted on individual event page)

Flags that are not the official flag of a country, ones that are displayed on a stick or a pole or cannot reasonably be hand-held by a single person

Umbrellas, strollers, laser pointers, and balls of any kind including full-sized footballs


Single purpose video cameras or still-photography cameras with a lens longer than 6”

Weapons, including firearms, knives and any item that may be used as a projectile or one that is deemed dangerous by Stadium management

Any animal with the exception of a service animal

Adult sized football helmets with facemasks

Any other item deemed inappropriate by Stadium management

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Foodbank Donations

The band is partnering with WHYHunger on Wednesday; the Fulfill NJ FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties on Friday; and the Community FoodBank of NJ on Sunday to assist them in their mission to fight hunger and poverty in our communities.

Search Procedures

To ensure the highest level of safety and security, all guests will be subject to a courteous screening by Safety Services team members prior to entering the Stadium. All vehicles are subject to inspection prior to entering the MetLife Sports Complex and all bags will be inspected prior to entering the Stadium.

Sensory Inclusion

MetLife Stadium has partnered with Kulture City in an effort to provide a more inclusive and comfortable experience for our guests with sensory processing needs. Our team members are trained and certified to recognize opportunities to assist these guests in their enjoyment of our events. We also offer sensory bags containing noise-cancelling headphones brought to you by Bose, fidget toys and weighted lap pads among other resources for checkout at any Guest Service Booth or Concierge Desk located through the Stadium. Contact our Guest Services Department at (201) 559-1515 for more information.

Reverse ATMs

MetLife Stadium is now a cash-free venue for all concession and retail locations. Cash is not accepted at concession stands or retail locations. For guests who bring cash to the stadium, reverse ATMs are available onsite to load cash onto a prepaid Visa debit card valid for in-stadium purchases. This service is free of charge to guests. The Visa debit card has no expiration date and can be used anywhere a Visa debit card is accepted. Reverse ATMs are located in MetLife West Hall and sections 117, 128, 149, 220a, 245a, 304, 322, 334 and 347.

Additional event info

Stadium Social Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram


WiFi: Connect to the Free WiFi network: #MetLifeStadium_Free_WiFi

Stadium Map: Visit here

Guest Services Hotline: 201-559-1515

Guest Text Messaging Service: Guests who wish to report issues or concerns, ask for information or call for assistance in a fast, easy and convenient way can do so by texting our GuestASSIST text message service. Guests should address the text message to 78247, type the word MLS followed by a space, the request issue and location. Stadium personnel will respond quickly and accordingly.

Visit the MetLife Stadium A-Z Guide at for more information.

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