Wrigley GA Capacity??

Anyone know how many people they will pack in the Wrigley GA?  I'm happy to win GA, but now a little concerned after reading recent stories of it being just miserably packed in '16.  I am not a fight for the rail guy at all, but would like to somewhat comfortably enjoy the show, and duck out for a beer or two.  Is that possible if you are in GA?  

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  • LiteTheMatchLiteTheMatch Posts: 1,097
    The closer you are in GA, the more hostile they are to coming & going.
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  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 965
    2016 was packed but there was room to move. Went out once for a bathroom and beer run and was able to get back to my spot with zero issues. I wasn’t all the way upfront, but about 15 rows back. 
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    wall232 said:
    2016 was packed but there was room to move. Went out once for a bathroom and beer run and was able to get back to my spot with zero issues. I wasn’t all the way upfront, but about 15 rows back. 
    About the same - helpful hint - don’t drink 
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  • mattsavardmattsavard Posts: 131
    IT would be awesome if people kept the ticket begging to one thread... 

    Going with the GF who is shorter (5'3"). My plan is to have her in wedges to buy a few inches of vert, then hang toward the back area of GA and maybe a bit off center with the hopes of buying a bit of space so she can catch a glimpse of the stage along with her screen watching. How jammed is it toward the back of GA.. maybe a bit off center (but not way out off in the wings)? 


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  • amethgr8amethgr8 Posts: 590
     Ompared to other pits I've been in, there is no loose middle. Wrigley last year was pretty dense 3/4 back and in the very back you stil needed to walk around people to get in and out.  Good adive, don't drink after 2pm
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  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,320
    F that. I’m short (5’1”, maybe) and I obviously can’t do GA but I definitely will do shots! :lol:
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  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,068
    I really wouldn't be worried about being packed. I was in GA at both Wrigley shows in 2016. I'm 5'9" and my wife is 5'7", we were on Stone's side (was much less packed). On both nights were were about 15 feet from the stage and had ample personal space. Also, if you go to the side edges (again especially on Stone's side) there was tons of room. We found this out after some a-hole drunk decided to pee on the fence into the VIP/Family/Friends section (which was the rail we were leaning against). After almost getting into a fight with the guy as he was literally about to pee on a 60 year old woman. I just warned her, decided it wasn't worth it (it never is, but this guy was really aggressive to my wife) we moved to the edge. There was literally no one within a 10 foot radius of us back there, we were about 25 feet from the stage, but had all the room one could want.
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  • mattsavardmattsavard Posts: 131
    Thanks for the feedback guys. Puts my mind at ease some. I have always done GA with guy buddies, and never done GA at Wrigley. Appreciate it! 
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