Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

October 11, 2007 17:10 ET

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

General Admission Pit Line Policy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2007) - On Sunday, Oct. 14, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be visiting Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. For this event there will be a separate general admission (GA) line that will queue along the Gate 3 south walkway near the YMCA entrance to Scotiabank Place. The line will be indicated by signs stating "GA ticket holders line." The GA line will enter Scotiabank Place through the Gate 3 entrance along with the accessibility-needs patrons.

The details of the general admission policy for this concert are as follows:

- GA ticket holders may begin arriving to receive numbered wristbands at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. (Please do not attempt to line up earlier)

- On Oct. 14, sequentially numbered wristbands will be distributed beginning at 2 p.m. at the Gate 3 entrance. Wristbands will be distributed until 5 p.m. One wristband per patron and the patron must also be in possession of a valid GA ticket. Wristbands will be issued and affixed to the patron's wrist only after the patron's ticket has been verified. The wristband must remain on the GA ticket holder's wrist at all times. Any GA ticket holder found with a tampered wristband will have that wristband confiscated, and the GA ticket holder will lose his/her sequential place in the line.

- Anyone who receives a numbered wristband between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. has a chance to be first in line to enter the pit area, but a wristband does not guarantee a place in the pit area. No wristbands will be distributed after 5 p.m.

- A starting number will be drawn randomly at 5:15 p.m. by a fan; this will be announced and displayed on a placard at the Gate 3 entrance. The fan holding the wristband that matches the starting number drawn will be first in line (i.e. Nos. 1 -through 100 were issued and No. 10 was drawn, the line would start with 10, then 11, 12, 13 through 100 then from No. 1 to 9). When the starting number is announced, the line will shift accordingly. The purpose of the random number distribution is to insure that all fans have the same chance of being first in line, eliminating the need to camp out. This policy also helps to insure customer safety and provides for an effective means of crowd control.

- At 5:30 p.m., all fans with GA tickets and a wristband should begin lining up in numerical order, beginning with the announced drawn number. The line will then be escorted into the GA pit area in front of the stage approximately 10 minutes before the rest of the patrons are allowed to enter the venue.

- A wristband and a GA ticket are required to enter the GA pit area in front of the stage. No wristbands will be issued at the GA pit entrance on the floor within the venue.

Please be advised that no patron, fan or club-run list will be honoured by tour personnel, security or building personnel.

The above procedures will be implemented and supervised by touring personnel.

Access to the GA pit area will be subject to a maximum capacity as determined by the tour security, a Scotiabank Place representative and fire code regulations. Please take note that Scotiabank Place policy strictly precludes the following from entering the facility:

- Cameras of any kind
- Backpacks/large bags/brief cases
- Outside food and beverage
- Bottles or cans
- Audio or video recording devices
- Laser pointers
- Intoxicated patrons

These guidelines are subject to change by the facility.

Contact Information

  • Scotiabank Place
    Brian Morris
    613-599-0289