Countdown to Beyoncé: Parking, closures, rideshares, and more for NRG Stadium
The countdown is on for Beyoncé's highly anticipated shows in Houston this weekend, and ABC13 has everything you need to know for an easy ride over to NRG Stadium to see Queen Bey.
This weekend's gridlock alert isn't like any other, as more traffic is anticipated than usual in the South Loop area towards the venue on both Saturday and Sunday.
Here's what you need to know:
Drivers, if you decide to park directly at NRG Stadium, know all lots will have $40 cashless parking.
Parking is available in the orange, red, maroon, blue, yellow, green and purple lots. ADA parking is available in all of the lots.
If you're getting a ride, you can get dropped off and picked up at the Yellow Lot. The entrance will be through Gate 16B off Main Street.
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But what about getting there on time?
If you're driving in from Fort Bend County or the southwest side, the Southwest Freeway will be closed at the West Loop, so you might want to avoid that.All mainlanes will be closed starting Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. You can use US-90 as your alternate route.
For those coming from the east side, including San Jacinto and all points beyond that along the East Freeway, avoid the East Loop altogether.
You'll see northbound and southbound closures between Market and Clinton Street from 9 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Sunday.
So, for Saturday night's concert, you can drive toward downtown and south on Highway 288 to catch the West Loop over to NRG Stadium.
If you plan to use METRO to head to NRG, they plan to put more of their trains in service about three hours before the start of Beyoncé's concerts each day.
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