by / July 21st, 2009 /

U2 Concert Information

With U2‘s three Croke Park shows fast approaching, promoters MCD and the Gardai have issued the following advice to those planning to attend the gigs:

Gates Open: 18:00
Show Starts: 18:30
No Queuing allowed before 16:00

Please Note: Patrons are advised to be in the ground at least 30 minutes before show time.

Stage Times:

Friday

6.30pm Glasvegas
7.30pm Damien Dempsey
9pm U2

Saturday

6.30pm Kaiser Chiefs
7.30pm Republic of Loose
9pm U2

Monday

6.30pm The Script
7.30pm Bell X1
9pm U2

All shows finish at 11pm

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Getting There
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To view a location map which outlines the venue approaching roads around Croke Park, visit here.

An Garda Síochána will have a traffic management plan in operation. For full details please check www.garda.ie.

Plan your approach to Croke Park based on the following:

•As traffic and parking delays are inevitable you are strongly advised to use public transport or car pool. Please use city centre car parks.

•Croke Park is well served by public transport – Dublin Bus, Rail, Dart and Luas will all bring you less than a 15 minute walk to the ground. Visit www.dublinbus.ie, www.irishrail.ie, www.luas.ie. Download map and directions at www.crokepark.ie.

•It is strongly recommended that you leave plenty of time when travelling to and from the venue. Plan your route in advance and check the AA Roadwatch website for reports on traffic, road works, delays etc. For latest live show day traffic updates telephone AA Roadwatch 1550 131811 (AA Roadwatch premium rates apply) or tune in to RTÉ 2fm.

•Show your ticket at the ticket barrier outside the ground for inspection. This is an outdoor event. Concert rain or shine. Promoters recommend that patrons dress appropriately for the weather. Always check the weather forecast before setting off.

•Strict security checks are in operation. Patrons are advised not to bring back-packs. Alcohol, umbrellas, dangerous objects will all be confiscated at the barriers. No flares, air horns, fireworks, studs and spikes, garden furniture, deckchairs or folding chairs will be allowed into the ground.

•Obey the stewards and Gardaí and instructions given over the public address for your own safety. Don’t rush to the exits after the concert. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or over. Promoters recommend under 14s to be in seats, not standing. Remember that children without a ticket will not be permitted into the ground under any circumstances.

For further information on Croke Park stadium visit: www.crokepark.ie. Smoking is prohibited except at designated smoking areas within the grounds.

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Stadium Access
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Croke Park is situated in the North Dublin neighbourhood of Drumcondra and is bordered by Jones’s Road to the West, Clonliffe Road to the North, St. James Avenue to the East and the Royal Canal to the South. For ease of access there will be a colour coded ticket system in operation. To view a location map which outlines the ticket checkpoints around Croke Park, see here.

•Special Needs Information Stand behind Cusack Stand.
•Special Needs Parking in Clonliffe College accessed off Drumcondra Road.
•Special Needs Information Hotline: Tel. 0818 715 658 or visit www.mcd.ie

Croke Park Stadium is situated in a residential area. Ticketmaster and the promoter would appeal to all fans to respect the local community by not littering, not engaging in anti-social behaviour and by not parking illegally. The security measures being taken are for the safety of all.

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Ticketmaster Information
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If you selected “mail” as your delivery method, your tickets should have arrived at their intended destination at this stage. If you have not received your tickets by now please contact Ticketmaster Customer Services:

Phone Number: 0818 903001
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09.30 to 18.00

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Box Office Information
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If you selected Box Office Collection, your tickets will be available for collection on the day of the concert. The box office will be open from 14:00 and will be located opposite Gills pub on the corner of North Circular road and Jones Road. Please bring the credit/debit card used to purchase the tickets in addition to the Ticketmaster reference number as proof of purchase.

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TicketFast
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If you have selected TicketFast as your delivery option and have not printed your tickets by now, please log on to My Ticketmaster view Order History and choose Print My Tickets. For more information on printing your tickets, please visit the TicketFast help page