BON JOVI: The best just got bigger!
BON JOVI: The best just got bigger!
Monday 18 Nov 2013

Legendary rock band BON JOVI will perform at Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2013 as part of their worldwide Because We Can tour.

Kid Rock will be a special guest of the Because We Can tour. The American rocker has sold 23.5 million albums in the U.S. and 27.5 million worldwide.

Tickets are available through the Ticketmaster network from Monday May 20 at 12pm. For further information phone 136 100 or visit

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The band’s return to the road in 2013 will cap an incredible run which has secured BON JOVI’S status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and earning the #1 grossing worldwide tour twice in just three years.

The tour will debut brand new songs from the new BON JOVI album What About Now and feature all of the band’s hits including “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, “It’s My Life” and many more.


Event Date:
Saturday 7 December, 2013
Sunday 8 December, 2013

Running Times:
4.00pm – LiveWire (ticketed area)
5.30pm – Gates Open
6.00pm – Local act (Saturday: Angie McMahon & Sunday: Jessie Teinaki)
6.30pm – Kid Rock
After 8.00pm – Bon Jovi

Gate Opening Times and Entry Procedures:
All gates will open at 5.30pm. Please see below for which gates apply to various ticket types.

Reserved Floor Seating and Pit
Patrons with tickets for ‘Reserved Floor Seating’ are recommended to enter at the following gates:

Section: PIT 1 or 2 - Best Gate: 1 - Access via Aisle 8 & 9
Section: A1 - A4 - Best Gate: 1 - Access via Aisle 8 & 9
Section: B1 – B4 - Best Gate: 1 - Access via Aisle 10 &11
Section: C1 – C6 - Best Gate: 1 - Access via Aisle 14 & 15
Section: D1 – D5 - Best Gate: 1 - Access via Aisle 14 & 15
Section: PIT 2 or 3 - Best Gate: 3 - Access via Aisle 40 & 41
Section: A5 – A8 - Best Gate: 3 - Access via Aisle 40 & 41
Section: B5 – B8 - Best Gate: 3 - Access via Aisle 38 & 39
Section: C7 – C11 - Best Gate: 5 - Access via Aisle 36 & 37
Section: D6 – D10 - Best Gate: 5 - Access via Aisle 34 & 35

General Admission Standing
Patrons with tickets for ‘General Admission Standing’ are advised to enter via Gate 7 and must collect a wristband upon entry.

Stadium Seating Bowl
Patrons with tickets located in the stadium’s seating bowl are able to enter at any gate.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair patrons with tickets for the arena can enter via Gate 6, Level B2 and up Ramp 3. Disabled toilet facilities will also be located at Ramp 3.

Ticket Collection:
Pre-purchased tickets can be collected from the Gate 3 ticket windows from 1.00pm on the day of the event, or from Etihad Stadium’s Customer Service Centre (located opposite Gate 2) and Gate 7 ticket windows from 3.30pm.

Scan-Out Policy:
Patrons can scan out at Gates 1, 3, 5 and 7 and re-enter at those Gates. Patrons must have a valid admission ticket to scan out and re-enter the venue.

Smoking Policy:
Etihad Stadium is a smoke-free venue. Patrons are not permitted to smoke inside the venue, including on the arena and within the underground car park. Patrons caught smoking within the venue can be ejected and/or fined.
Patrons can scan out at Gates, 1, 3, 5 and 7. Patrons are permitted to smoke in designated areas of the external concourse.

Alcohol Policy:
Alcohol is not permitted on the external concourse of Etihad Stadium at any time. Patron’s queuing for access to the concert will not be permitted to drink or possess alcohol. Alcohol will be sold inside the venue and is permitted on the arena.

Queuing Policy:
Please note any patrons wishing to queue before the opening of Gates must do so in the appropriate sections of the external concourse. If you queue at the wrong Gate you may be redirected once Gates open. Patrons are not permitted to queue prior to 12pm of the event day. Please see the ‘Entry Procedures’ section above for specific Gate numbers for ticketholders.

External merchandise outlets will be located at the Bourke Street Bridge and on the external concourse outside Gates 2, 5 and 7.
Internal merchandise outlets will be located at:
Level 1: Aisles 23, 34 and 43
Level 2: Aisles 30 and 43
Level 3: Aisle 30 and 43

ATM Locations:
There will be limited ATM facilities available on the event day. Patrons are encouraged to bring cash to avoid queues and delays.
Etihad Stadium’s ATMs are located at:
LiveWire at Gate 2 - external to venue (next to sliding doors) and internal near stairs
Level 1 – outside at Gate 2 and inside at Gate 1, Gate 2 and Gate 7
Level 2 – Aisle 6
Level 3 – Aisles 8 and 32

Cloaking will be available inside Gate 4.

Car Parking:
Etihad Stadium’s undercover car park will be open for the Bon Jovi concert. A parking rate of $25 applies.

Camera Policy:
Professional cameras (cameras which have a detachable lens) and single purpose video or recording devices are strictly prohibited.

Lost and Found:
Contact Etihad Stadium on (03) 8625 7700 or via email at to enquire about lost or found items.

Dining Information:
Food and beverage outlets will be open for the event on all levels of the stadium as well as on the arena. The bars and restaurants within the stadium’s Gate 2 LiveWire precinct will be open and classified as a ticketed area from 4.30pm.

The Arena View Restaurant, located in the stadium’s Gate 2 Livewire precinct is offering patrons a $50 express menu, which includes a two-course meal (main & dessert) plus a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Bookings are essential so call 8625 7666 to reserve your table. Arena View Restaurant will be open from 4.00pm.

Etihad Stadium’s Locker Room Cafe, Bar & Beer Garden (also at Gate 2) will be open on both show days with a BBQ and outdoor bar in operation in the Beer Garden from 3pm with music pumping to get you in the mood! There will be a pop-up wine bar in the cafe throughout the event. The Locker Room Bar will also be open post-event.

Access to Etihad Stadium can also be gained via Harbour Esplanade to our Victory promenade overlooking our beautiful view of the harbour. This will be accessible from 5.30pm offering an outdoor bar area, BBQ and other great food and beverage offerings in our Victory Room, with direct access to the arena in time for the show!

The Medallion Club Terrace Bar will be serving a variety of food and beverages for all patrons on Level 2.

Conditions of Entry:
No individual should be in possession of any of the following items:
Glass items, weapons, fireworks, or political banners.

Please see the Entry Terms and Conditions page in the ‘Getting There’ section of Etihad Stadium’s website for specific entry terms and conditions.