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Old October 12th 2017, 01:27 PM
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I went to the athletics there in August for the evening session and although it is a lovely venue, it is a complete nightmare to get out of. There are literally Stop/Go boards to control the flow of people back to the tube stations. We were flapping that we might actually miss our last train home but did make it (from Marylebone), but bear in mind the athletics finished at 10.00pm, and I'm guessing Foos will finish about 11.00pm. Have booked hotel as will be buggered if we miss last train! Just prepare for queues and plan logistics accordingly.
That's the experience we had. Luckily we were staying just down the line so we were ok, but my friend's brother who was with us barely made the last train out of Waterloo. It's a long process as they close the shopping centre so you can't walk through it.
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Old October 12th 2017, 01:35 PM
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I went to the athletics there in August for the evening session and although it is a lovely venue, it is a complete nightmare to get out of. There are literally Stop/Go boards to control the flow of people back to the tube stations. We were flapping that we might actually miss our last train home but did make it (from Marylebone), but bear in mind the athletics finished at 10.00pm, and I'm guessing Foos will finish about 11.00pm. Have booked hotel as will be buggered if we miss last train! Just prepare for queues and plan logistics accordingly.
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That's the experience we had. Luckily we were staying just down the line so we were ok, but my friend's brother who was with us barely made the last train out of Waterloo. It's a long process as they close the shopping centre so you can't walk through it.

From the old thread:

If there aren't works going on then there are a few other walkable stations - just don't follow the directions to stratford station apart from Stratford International - Pudding Mill Lane, Stratford High Street, Hackney Wick etc - check which bridges are best to leave by for those stations so you don't get diverted into the main queues.

Best to check a map of the area and see what is viable in the sense of travel time (including the queue to the main station) - for example I live off the central line just past Leytonstone - if timed correctly by leaving at the end of the last song straight away, I could arguably (not guaranteed) be home in 30 minutes - 15 walking and then the rest on transport and walk the other side.

Because it's a stadium the curfew will be at 11 (most likely), but the central & jubilee are all night so you could get somewhere more central or somewhere on the outskirts of town.


On another note: The most I've queued to get back into stratford station (in a group of people) was 20 minutes (with a crowd of around 55,000). Have been to a couple of football games there and most of the time if you hang around for 30 minutes after the game (depending on if the bar remains open) you can then walk to the station with no stops at all.

But add an extra 25k upping it to 80k, there will be some longer queues, so as others have said, put it into your journey times.
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Anyone else slightly suspicious of the pre sale link? Apologies if it came from the official site but it doesn't look particularly legit to me
I manually typed up what was posted on Facebook as a link by the venue. If you open it properly you can see its a link from fb. If you don't think its legit then don't register! More tickets for me
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So when do you think pre sale details will show up for the Manchester show?

really dubious of ticketmaster and see tickets for getting scalped.
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London hotel booked, tempted to book Manchester as well...
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I HATE TICKET ANXIETY!!!!

And kinda love it at the same time.
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So when do you think pre sale details will show up for the Manchester show?

really dubious of ticketmaster and see tickets for getting scalped.
I'd expect more than one presale 'entry' for these shows. The official Foo newsletter will probably send details out early next week, or they'll tweet about other options. Usually via sponsors and stuff like that.
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Just hate from me....
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I booked one... Just in case....
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I've never been to the London Stadium, so I may be staggeringly naive, but is there any reason I can't just park in Westfield Stratford?

BTW, I'm already getting ticket anxiety
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I'd expect more than one presale 'entry' for these shows. The official Foo newsletter will probably send details out early next week, or they'll tweet about other options. Usually via sponsors and stuff like that.
Thanks Simon

already booked the hotel, i would hate not to get tickets now. Just got to figure how the hell to get from Liverpool to the Etihad in under 2 hours in rush hour.
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Thanks Simon

already booked the hotel, i would hate not to get tickets now. Just got to figure how the hell to get from Liverpool to the Etihad in under 2 hours in rush hour.
Even if you end up in the regular sale you should be ok. These shows will sell out relatively quickly, but not 'instant 20 seconds' as happens with smaller shows.

I think the last MK Bowl shows took a couple of hours, Wembley in 2008 was quicker at about half an hour. So I mean as long as you get on bang on when they go on sale, you should be ok.

It not quite being payday may also help out, a lot of people just might not have the money.
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Hotel for Manchester booked

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It not quite being payday may also help out, a lot of people just might not have the money.
That's what credit cards are for, this doesn't happen often enough to wait for payday!
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