Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL
December 31st 1991

- Lydia Martin, The Miami Herald, 12.31.91

The hottest -- and perhaps most ornery -- rockers in the land take over Joe Robbie Stadium tonight for New Year's Eve.

Here are few survival tips for those who plan to brave a night with Guns N' Roses:

More than 40,000 people are expected to rock away 1991 with bad boys Axl Rose and Slash, which means you should get there early to avoid the parking rush.

Gates 2, 3, 5A, 5 and 6 open at 4:30 p.m. Parking is $5 for cars, $10 for recreational vehicles and $20 for buses and limousines.

Stadium gates open at 5 p.m. Soundgarden, the opening act, is scheduled to hit the stage at about 7 p.m.

For parents and other anxious folks, there are special rules and provisions.

No alcohol will be sold at the stadium. Can't bring it with you, either.

Parking Gate 7, at the northwest corner of the stadium, has been designated a drop-off/pick-up area to make it easy for parents to drop off and pickup their kids. The curb-side service was implemented when New Kids on the Block came to town in 1990, and it was a big success, said Joe Robbie Stadium spokesman Eric Bresler.

The drop-off area will be well lighted and patrolled, he said. To get to Gate 7, drivers should enter from 203rd Street off of University Drive. Those taking the turnpike should exit at Miramar Parkway.

Security will be tight, Bresler said.

Here are some stadium policies to remember: Tailgate parties are not allowed. Neither are bottles, coolers, hard containers of any kind, umbrellas, fire works, cameras, recorders, signs, banners or noise makers. Same goes for controlled substances. All concert goers are subject to searches.

About 10,000 seats are still available. They cost $16.50 each, plus service charges, and are available at the stadium and Ticketmaster outlets.