Standing as the official basketball stadium for George Mason University, the Patriot Center has seen its share of sporting events, but it also periodically acts as one of the region's largest concert venues. See both new and legendary musicians on stage in this arena during the 2014 concert season, which includes Bastille on October 11. For more information on this Fairfax, Va., venue, continue reading for more information.
Patriot Center Seating Information
The Patriot Center's layout for concert events is typically very simple, as there are usually only two main sections. The floor level is closest to the stage, which is normally set up on one end of the arena. This level may be arranged in one of several ways according to the needs of each performer. Some artists may offer an entirely general admission floor area, or the level may consist of entirely reserved seating.
The upper level section runs from 101-130 and features arena-style reserved seating. In most cases, this level will only be available up to the sides of the stage, but for certain performers, sections without a clear view of the stage may be made available. Read the "Notes" section on each listing to see whether or not the seats contain a clear, obstructed, or limited view.
Patriot Center General Information
The following items are prohibited within the Patriot Center: large bags or backpacks, outside food and drink, video or audio recording devices, and cameras. For the majority of concerts, anyone over the age of two needs a ticket.
Patriot Center Parking Information
Parking at the venue is typically included in the price of your Bastille tickets, so no extra passes are necessary for the on-site lots.
Patriot Center Gate Times
For most concerts, Patriot Center doors open one hour prior to the start of the concert. On occasion, however, concerts with general admission options may open 90 minutes prior to accommodate guests.
Patriot Center Accessibility
Accessible parking is available for guests with state-issued car identification, while a designated drop-off area is also available at the West entrance. Seating is open throughout the venue for fans, but it is highly recommended to arrange any unique needs in advance with a member of the box office.