Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour at Levi's Stadium: Everything you need to know before you go

It will surely be a night of your wildest dreams but before you go, here's everything you need to know.

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
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From friendship bracelets to epic outfits, the Swifties came out in full force for a night of their wildest dreams watching Taylor Swift at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- ...Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift's much-anticipated The Eras Tour arrived in Santa Clara for two nights at Levi's Stadium.

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Singing, sequins and smiles filled the Levi's Stadium for the first night of Taylor Swift's historic The Eras Tour.

Thousands of fans from across the region and across the U.S. descended upon "Swiftie Clara" to watch the Grammy-winning singer perform at least 40 of her greatest hits.

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Here's everything you need to know before heading to the concert:

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When and where is Taylor Swift performing?

Swift is performing at Levi's Stadium located at 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way in Santa Clara on July 28 and July 29.

  • 2 p.m. - Parking lots and the box office open
  • 3:30 p.m. - VIP 1 & 2 gates open
  • 4:30 p.m. - Gates open
  • 6:30 p.m. - Performances by HAIM and Gracie Abrams

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Can I get merch if I don't have a ticket?

Per a Levi's Stadium tweet, show day merchandise sales will be available at 2 p.m. and will remain open until the end of the show.

Merchandise will be located in Red Lot 1 as well as inside the stadium for fans with tickets. Parking will not be available in Red Lot 1 for fans without a ticket.

Fans will not be permitted to line up earlier than 2 p.m.

Restrooms and water for purchase will be available near merchandise areas.

Weather forecast

According to ABC7 News Meteorologist Drew Tuma, there definitely won't be any midnight rain but it's a forecast you know all too well for the month of July.

You can expect temps in the 60s with the sun setting around 8:20 p.m. so you may need an old cardigan.

What you can and cannot bring into Levi's Stadium

Here's a look at Levi's Stadium bag policy that does not allow any non-transparent bags into the venue.

The biggest thing to know is that Levi's Stadium bag policy is that they only allow clear bags. Anything that is non-transparent is not allowed.

The only exception for a non-transparent bag is a clutch bag smaller than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Approved clear bags no larger than 12" x 6" x 12". These include the following clear bags:

  • Clear Backpacks
  • Clear Fanny Packs
  • Clear Bags
  • Clear Purses
  • One-gallon clear plastic zip lock type bags
  • Small Clutch Bag (the size of an adult hand) (4.5" x 6.5")
  • Seat Cushion

Here are a few of the things you can bring:

  • Binoculars shorter than 6 inches (case prohibited)
  • Blankets
  • Cameras with 3-inch lenses or shorter (no lights, tripods, selfie-sticks or monopods)
  • Diaper bags accompanying a child
  • Flags smaller than 2' x 3' (No Poles). They cannot be attached to the facility in any way.
  • Plastic water bottles (factory sealed, no-alcohol, less than 24 ounces)
  • Reusable transparent water bottles (no-alcohol, less than 24 ounces)
  • Plastic water bottles (sealed)
  • Seat cushions
  • Strollers (contact the nearest Playmaker if in need of storing)
  • Sunscreen & hand-powered misters
  • Umbrellas (no obstruction of other fans view)

What to know about parking, drop-offs at Levi's Stadium

According to the Levi's Stadium website, they recommend buying a pre-paid parking pass online and arriving early. Unfortunately, those passes are sold out on the Levi's Stadium and Ticketmaster websites.

If you were one of the lucky ones to purchase a parking pass, parking lots will likely open around 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

As for dropping off a group of people, Levi's has said there will be a special parent pick-up zone on both nights but those details have yet to be released. It appears the best place to make a drop-off is Great America Parkway, between Tasman Dr. and Old Glory Lane. This is the same location rideshares will drop off concertgoers.

The pick-up location at the end of the concert is in Red Lot 7.

To find out more details about parking and drop-offs see the stadium's policies here.

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Can I tailgate at Levi's Stadium before or during concert?

Sorry, Swifties! If you weren't able to nab a coveted Taylor Swift ticket for her concerts at Levi's Stadium it looks like you may have to enjoy the show from home. Here's why.

The short answer is no. Levi's Stadium announced last week it would prohibit all tailgating for the Taylor Swift concerts and "there will be no designated viewing area outside of Levi's Stadium, Fans without event tickets will not be permitted to congregate in parking areas or on the streets."

Also if you do not have a ticket to the concert and want to listen from outside Levi's Stadium, officials say that won't be possible. Only ticketed fans will be allowed into the parking lots.

Can I wear friendship bracelets to the concert?

Originally, Levi's Stadium banned the infamous bracelets but decided to shake off the decision and allow Swifties to trade away at the concert.

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What to know about public transportation to Levi's Stadium

VTA is adding extra service for Friday and Saturday.

Officials say they're adding 30 percent more staff in anticipation of the crowds of Swifties, that's more than it's ever done for any other event.

Extra trains start running at 4:30 p.m and will continue running late after the concert ends.

For more information about fares and which line to take, click here.


BART will also be running extra trains for the concert and tell riders to be at Milpitas BART by 11:45 p.m. for the last train serving all stations.


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