So you’ve got a highly sought-after and likely very expensive ticket to Taylor Swift's record-breaking Eras Tour this weekend at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara—lucky you!
But, if you’ve volunteered to drive to the concert, you'll have to park somewhere. Spots are vanishing by the hour—and ballooning in price.
A survey of StubHub prices Tuesday morning found a range of single-ticket parking passes, with prices ranging from $139 to $625, most of which were listed for sale in Levi’s Stadium’s Blue Lot 1 section. But Swifties with champagne problems could splash out $1,253 for a parking space at the stadium, the most expensive seen on StubHub when The Standard checked on Tuesday morning. Prices vary depending on how many ticket holders you have in your vehicle.
Single-ticket prices in Levi’s Green and Red lots were listed between $195 and $217 on Stubhub. Double-ticket spaces started at $142 in the Blue Lot, crept up to $233 in the Red section, and topped out at $256 in the Green parking area.
As of Tuesday morning, secondary ticket marketplace Viagogo listed just over 70 single-ticket and about 60 double-ticket parking passes, ranging in price from $149 to $250, for Friday's show. Saturday's show listed about 130 single-ticket and about 120 double-ticket parking passes, ranging from $110 in either Blue Lot 1 or a lot at 2700 Mission College Blvd., just under a mile from the stadium.
VividSeats offered a range of single-, double- and four-ticket parking passes, starting from $137 for Friday's show in Blue Lot 1, $193 for Green Lot spaces and $204 for Red Lot spaces. For Saturday's show, the cheapest of the stadium's Blue Lot 1 spaces started around $106, with Green Lot 3 spaces starting at $179 and Red Lot spaces at $199.
The $106 tickets were the cheapest nearby parking spots The Standard was able to find on Tuesday morning.
ParkWhiz is offering spaces near San Jose International Airport for $6.25—however, that is some three miles away—at 2025 Gateway Place. SpotHero’s spaces appeared to be sold out by Tuesday morning.
Some Swifties will opt to ride public transport to the event. The options are many and include BART, Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, Altamont Commuter Express and Valley Transportation Authority’s networks.
There are also designated ride-share service pickup and drop-off points. But for fearless Swifites seeking to dance right there in the middle of the parking lot, you’ll have to make the best of the drive to 4900 Marie P. De Bartolo Way. But be prepared. The drive home might require a getaway car.
George Kelly can be reached at email@example.com