Live Nation is strongly encouraging fans attending the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z double-bill at Candlestick Park on July 26 to use public transportation or carpool to the venue in what promises to be an exceptionally busy Friday for roads in the Bay Area.
Along with the usual commuter traffic, there are several other major events taking place around the city on the evening of the concert, including a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park, Oakland A’s game at the Coliseum and John Mayer concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
The prepared statement from the concert promoter advised, in part: “We encourage you to arrive at Candlestick Park prior to 5:00 pm to help avoid possible delays due to traffic… If possible, STAY OFF HIGHWAY 101 for as long as you can, using Highways 280, Highway 92, and Highway 380.”
Candlestick Park will hold more than 70,000 people for the singer and rapper’s “Legends of the Summer” tour date, which will hit 12 stadiums across North America in all.
Shuttle service will be provided from the San Mateo Event Center for $25 per person (an additional $10 will be charged for cars parked on site). Fans can also take Caltrain to the Bayshore station, which is about a 30-minute walk to Candlestick Park. MUNI will run extra T-Line trains along 3rd Street, with shuttle buses connecting to the venue. There are no BART lines that connect to Candlestick.
Parking at the venue will run between $25-$40, depending on time of arrival and the location of the lot. Oversized vehicles will not be allowed in the main lot. Drop-offs and pick-ups are discouraged.
The concert is scheduled to end at 11 p.m. at which point no one will be getting anywhere fast.
I attended summer jam earlier this month and waited almost two hours to leave the parking lot. it was hell – jess