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UW Prepares for U2

June 25, 1997

Planning on attending the U2 concert? Here’s some important information for PopMart concert-goers who will take in tonight’s event at Camp Randall Stadium:

Workers spent the day Tuesday continuing to piece together the stage for tonight's U2 concert complete with its 100-foot high golden arch.

Parking & Bus Service: There will be free parking in Lot 60 on the west end of campus. Madison Metro buses will shuttle concert-goers to and from the stadium for a $1 round-trip fare. The shuttle will run every 10 minutes from 5 p.m. until the concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and will resume operation when the concert ends. The drop-off and pick-up points will be at the north end of Breese Terrace along University Avenue. Pick-up for the trip back to Lot 60 will be on the north side of University Avenue in front of the Student Health Center. (Note: The Madison Metro shuttle from downtown area lots that was in operation for previous Camp Randall concerts will not be in service for this event).

Paid parking will be available in a number of stadium-area lots. There will be limited parking (for $7, $10 and $15) in university parking lots, which will open at 3 p.m. These lots are within walking distance of the stadium. Limited paid parking for persons with disabilities will be available in Lot 17 next to the stadium.

Charter buses and limousines can park in Lot 51 at a cost of $25. Charter buses will not be allowed on Monroe Street or Breese Terrace. RVs and campers must park in the gravel area of Lot 60 for free, or in Lot 51 for $25.

Free concert parking maps may be obtained at several locations, including Memorial Union, Union South, the Campus Assistance Center, the Athletic Ticket Office, Boston Store at East Towne and West Towne, the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, and various Madison hotels and restaurants on and off campus, as well as at the UW–Madison Parking & Transportation Office in Room 124 of the WARF Building, 610 Walnut St.

Traffic: Breese Terrace, on the west side of the stadium, will be closed to all vehicles, including buses, beginning at 4 p.m. on concert day. There will be no parking allowed along Breese Terrace all day on June 25.

Stadium Rules: There is no smoking allowed in Camp Randall Stadium.

Prohibited stadium carry-in items include: food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages); controlled substances; coolers; containers; cameras or recording devices; umbrellas; novelty items on sticks or standards; stadium horns or other sound devices; banners; weapons; and fireworks.

The ban on these items will be strictly enforced, and concert-goers are asked to leave the above items at home or in their vehicles. All concert patrons are subject to security checks conducted at stadium entrances. No pass checks will be issued and no re-entry will be allowed.

Entrances: Stadium gates 5 through 21 will be open to the public beginning at 5:30 p.m. Persons with disabilities should enter through Gate 15. Seating for persons with disabilities will be available in Section R, as well as along the track and at the north end of the field.

Ticket Sales: Tickets will be sold on concert day until approximately 8:45 p.m. They may be purchased beginning at noon at Gates 6 and 7, which are on the west side (Breese Terrace) of the stadium. The cost is $52.50 or $37.50 per ticket.

The will call window will be at Gate 6.

The anticipated attendance for the concert is around 40,000. There will be 7,500 seats on the field.