On Aug. 29, the record-breaking British band One Direction will make its way to Chicago for the first of two nights of concerts at Soldier Field. This stop on the Where We Are Tour will mark the quintet's first time playing at the legendary NFL stadium. The pop group will be on the road in support of its 2013 album "Midnight Memories," which made One Direction the first group whose first three albums debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Soldier Field Seating Information
All levels of seating, including the field, will be available for the One Direction performance on Aug. 29. The stage will be set up in front of Sections 249-255, but floor seating will extend the entire length of the field, with Sections A1-A6 nearest to the stage and Sections E1-E6 closest to the rear of the stadium. The Lower Level offers stadium-style seats around the field in Sections 103-144. To stage left will be the two Club Levels (Sections 204-216 and 304-317), while the opposite side features the Media Deck (Sections 228-243) and the Grandstand (Sections 330-343 and 427-442). The final two levels, the Colonnade, cover the rear of the stadium with Sections 218-226 and 318-326.
Soldier Field General Information
For the One Direction concert, no large bags, backpacks, or purses are allowed inside the venue gates, but guests can bring small clutches or purses. Prohibited items include outside food and drink, bottles, cans, coolers, artificial noisemakers, strollers, umbrellas, and seat cushions. Non-professional cameras (with lenses smaller than 3 inches) will be permitted, but audio-video recording devices will not. Guests are allowed to bring small signs or banners, provided they do not include profanity or commercial logos and don't block the views of other fans.
Soldier Field Parking Information
There are six parking lots near Soldier Field. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but some passes may be on sale in advance. You can find any available for purchase by clicking "Parking" underneath this page's Soldier Field seating chart.
In addition, public transportation is available to the venue. Fans can take the Red, Orange, or Green Line "El" trains to the Roosevelt station. Alternatively, Chicago Transportation Authority bus routes 127, 128, and 146 run near Soldier Field. There are also numerous bike racks on the premises, but the stadium reminds guests it does not take responsibility for stolen items.
Soldier Field Gate Times
Soldier Field gates typically open one to two hours before concerts. Times are subject to change, but this One Direction show is currently scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CST.
Soldier Field Accessibility
Following renovations in 2003, this longstanding stadium was made significantly more accessible for fans. Seating is available on multiple levels of the stadium, but it is easiest to obtain accessible seating by contacting Soldier Field staff directly. Upon arrival, there is also a drop-off area for guests on Museum Campus Drive. The venue does not allow pick-ups outside the venue after the game, but there is a complimentary shuttle service that will take guests to the parking lots. Each lot also contains accessible parking spaces.