Beyoncé’s Ford Field concert: What you need to know

Times, parking information and major key alerts for Tuesday’s Formation World Tour stop at the Detroit Lions’ home

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

It’s time to get in formation.

Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour wraps its first leg at Ford Field on Tuesday night. Floor and lower bowl tickets for the concert, $258.50 each, are still available.

The show is scheduled to begin with opening act DJ Khaled taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. for a roughly 30-45 minute performance. Beyoncé’s set is expected to last approximately two hours and will span nearly 40 songs.

Gates to Ford Field will open at 5:30 p.m.

Floor ticket holders should enter Ford Field through Gates C or E, along the north side of Ford Field. These are the only gates that will have wristbands that will allow ticket holders to access their seats.

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Fans with tickets to Beyoncé’s Bey-Hive sections — the general admission, standing-room-only areas located near the wings of the stage — should enter Ford Field through Gate D, along Ford Field’s north side, which is the only gate that will have wristbands for these designated sections.

Ticket holders with Flash Digital Tickets will be required to show valid ID along with the credit card they used to purchase tickets in order to gain entry into Ford Field. No tickets will be left at will call, so all members of each ticket holder’s party must be present in order to gain access to the venue. This ticketing process is likely to cause delays while entering Ford Field, so fans should allow extra time to enter the building.

There will be no restrooms on Ford Field’s floor area. Fans are advised to use the restrooms located near sections 133-141 for quickest access.

Parking will be $25 in Ford Field-controlled lots, located directly north of the stadium along Montcolm Street. The parking deck directly west of the stadium, along St. Antoine street, will not be accessible. Prices may vary at other surface lots around the city.

Fans should also be advised Detroit’s People Mover is currently closed for two weeks for maintenance, which could affect parking plans.

Real time traffic updates and suggested routes will be given through Ford Field’s Twitter feed, @fordfield.

No selfie sticks will be allowed into the concert, so leave those at home, along with any food and beverages, water bottles, backpacks or large purses. Bags and purses must measure 8 1/2” x 14” x 10” to be allowed inside the venue.

More information is available on Ford Field’s event page, located here.

Beyoncé’s Formation Tour launched April 27 in Miami, and Tuesday’s show marks the 23rd show of the tour. After a two-week break, the show hits Europe on June 28, and comes back to the U.S. for nine more concerts beginning September 7.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s opening act and walking Snapchat advertisement DJ Khaled will be hand-delivering a pair of tickets to one contest winner on Tuesday in partnership with online shoe retailer Zappos.com.

Fans can enter for the chance to be visited by the hitmaker and “major key alert” proprietor by placing an order on Zappos and sending a direct message to Zappos via Snapchat before 11 a.m. Tuesday, or emailing awareness@zappos.com with the subject like “DJ Khaled Sweeps Entry.”

Detroit is the final of six cities to participate in the Khaled initiative.

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