A Spectator's Guide to NJ States

Everything you need to know, including the schedule, ticket information, maps, weather, parking & more!

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StatePatch2013.jpgThank you for planning to attend the USBands New Jersey State Championships this Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2013 at Rutgers University's HighPoint Solutions Stadium.

We hope to provide an exceptional show-day experience our spectators, performers, instructors, volunteers and adjudicators.

Please review the information below for all details related to this weekend's event.

Best of luck to your band at the 2013 State Championships!


Tickets

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the box office near the Spectator Entrance for $25 each. Cash, checks, and credit and debit cards will all be accepted. Children under 6 years old will be admitted free of charge.

*Update: Spectators will be permitted to re-enter the stadium after exiting as long as they retain their ticket stub and present it upon re-entry.

Tickets are also available prior to the event directly through your band. Please contact your director for more information.

Credentials & Field Access

Only those with a USBands “Director” or “Band Staff” credential will be permitted on the field during their band’s performance. These credentials will also give the band staff access into the spectator seating area. All other adults must enter the stadium with a ticket through the main entrance.


Parking, Warm-ups & Event Flow

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Parking
Spectator Parking will be behind the back right corner of HighPoint Solutions Stadium, as indicated on the Parking Map above. No personal vehicles will be permitted to park in the Bus Parking Lot.

*Please note that Rutgers University will be charging a $10 parking fee at this event.

Warm-up Location
As noted in the Parking Map above, bands will warm-up behind the practice facility, which is now a bubble, not a field as shown.

Event Flow
The Spectator Entrance will be located behind the stadium endzone nearest the Spectator Parking Lot (the top of the stadium as it appears in the map above).

Please only leave and return to your seat between performances so as not to distract other spectators.


Concourse Offerings

  • USBands NJ States Eventwear & Merchandise
  • Music-related wearables
  • NJ States DVDs
  • Airgrams
  • Candygrams
  • Programs
  • Concessions


Video recording devices will not be permitted inside the stadium, as copies of the performances will be available for purchase.


Directions 

Rutgers University
1 Scarlet Knight Way
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

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Garden State Parkway Southbound:
Turn off at Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head South. Turn off at Exit 9, bear right after the tollbooths and follow signs for “Route 18 North – New Brunswick.” Stay to the left to continue on Route 18 North. Proceed along Route 18 North, crossing the Raritan River (approximately 3.7 miles). Continue on Route 18 North. Proceed up Route 18 to the Campus Rd. Exit ramp on the right. Follow Campus Rd. and make the first left onto Sutphen Rd. Follow Sutphen Rd. through and the Hale Center and HighPoint Solutions Stadium will be on your left.

Garden State Parkway Northbound:
Turn off at Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North. After approximately 24 miles, you will pass the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike. Proceed along Route 18 North, crossing the Raritan River (approximately 3.7 miles). Continue on Route 18 North. Proceed up Route 18 to the Campus Rd. exit ramp on the right. Follow Campus Rd. and make the first left onto Sutphen Rd. Follow Sutphen Rd. through and the Hale Center and HighPoint Solutions Stadium will be on your left.

Interstate 287: 
Turn off at Exit 9 “Bound Brook/Highland Park." Proceed East on River Road toward Highland Park. Continue on River Road and you will pass under the overpass for Route 18. Make the next left onto Route 18 North. Proceed up Route 18 to the Campus Rd. exit ramp on the right. Follow Campus Rd. and make the first left onto Sutphen Rd. Follow Sutphen Rd. through and the Hale Center and HighPoint Solutions Stadium will be on your left.

New Jersey Turnpike: 
Turn off at Exit 9, bear right after the tollbooths and follow signs for “Route 18 North – New Brunswick.” Stay to the left to continue on Route 18 North. Proceed along Route 18 North, crossing the Raritan River (approximately 3.7 miles). Continue on Route 18 North. Proceed up Route 18 to the Campus Rd. exit ramp on the right. Follow Campus Rd. and make the first left onto Sutphen Rd. Follow Sutphen Rd. through and the Hale Center and HighPoint Solutions Stadium will be on your left.

US Route 1:
Turn off at exit marked “Route 18 North-New Brunswick." Proceed along Route 18 North, crossing the Raritan River (approximately 3.7 miles). Continue on Route 18 North. Proceed up Route 18 to the Campus Rd. exit ramp on the right. Follow Campus Rd. and make the first left onto Sutphen Rd. Follow Sutphen Rd. through and the Hale Center and HighPoint Solutions Stadium will be on your left.


Show Schedule

Please view the most updated schedule prior to the event in case any adjustments have been made:

Saturday's Schedule
Sunday's Schedule


Weather Forecast 

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