885 S Main St, Mansfield, MA | Directions 0204841.994433 -71.210633
I used to love to go to GreatWoods but the Comcast Center is an accident waiting to happen. Went to see Toby Keith 9/22/12 and what a scary experience. Parking lot at end of night filled with drunks - drunken kids wouldn't get out of the way of our car to let us out. My friends son got out of the car (stupid move, I know) to try to deal with them. Drunken moron started being disgusting to his sister sitting in the front. Both kids (early 20's) ended up getting punched. Their mother and I were locked in the car (by son) and couldn't get out to help them. I had to call 911 while 20 drunken idiots surrounded our car. State police on the scene ADMITTED they couldn't control crowds because not enough of them there. Security there is useless. DO NOT let your young kids go to concerts there - unless you want to worry all night what happens to them! Someone will be killed there soon - mark my words.
The biggest problem with this venue, since it opened in 1987, is and has always been security. The security personell assigned to the parking lot, seem to enjoy looking for any excuse to stir up trouble and try to intimidate/bully the patrons. The Mansfield Police who work the venue are just as obnoxious. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money to park in the private lot near to the entrance. It's not affiliated with the Comcast Center, so the security personell are not allowed in. You will have a much more enjoyable experience.
never again – Tom Petty was great, incompetent parking lot staff, the girl directing me to park was standing in the middle of the drive and everyone had to do a 2-point turn to get in the spot because no one could turn that tightly. Way too much partying in the lot, way too much smoking in the stands (I was here w/ my kids). Stupidly expensive concessions ($9 for a beer!!). The worst was trying to leave. The staff gives no direction to anybody so it took forever to get out. The few staff I saw in the lot after the show did nothing to help direct traffic so people just sat there. In short, I will never go to this venue again.
the comcast center is FINE. stop bitching. – i'm one of those fans who show up around 4am for shows. as we had GA pit tickets, that was what we did to see AFI (& green day) Aug 16th @ the comcast center. only problem was, no parking until 4pm (will call was also @ 4), so parking elsewhere was a pain in the ass. that's my only complaint. i'm not a drunk tailgater, so i can't comment on what expereince those kinds of people have at concerts. yes ticket prices, food, water, everything cost way more than it should, but it's a big venue, they're all like that - get over it. i have snacks and water in line, then refuel after the show in my car. also, the security guy who's job it was to babysit all of us in line all day was really awesome. had lots of concert stories and venue info, tips and such. i prefer to see AFI in smaller clubs, but opening for green day in this huge venue was brilliant, i realize that waiting in line all day is not most people's concert experience, but don't be scared away from the comcast center by bad reviews. our security guard told us that there is NO drinking allowed in the parking lot, but if you're of age & have it in a cup and don't flaunt it that they probably won't bother you. don't make an ass of yourself and they should leave you alone. other than the 4pm parking, it was a fine concert venue.
Go to another Venue – Last summer my wife and I decided to go to a concert (311 and Snoop Dogg), We arrived parked in Premium Parking and within ten minutes of our arrival, I was arrested for allegedly giving minors alcohol. First of all as a parent this is something I would not do. Not to mention I wouldn't want any adult to give my child alcohol. I wasn't questioned about the incident at all just cuffed and hauled off without being asked a single question. The police and security decided only to listen to two teenage boys and their friends who were parked about 50 feet away from me and for all I know they brought it themselves.
The Mansfield police department or at least the officers who chose to work the detail for the Comcast Center for extra money are incompetent and were enthralled with arresting me. Keep in mind at the end of the night the I was the only male above the age of 21 years of age in the Police dept.
Adding insult my wife was also arrested for disorderly conduct for protesting my arrest and was hauled off as well.
The police report stated that I was drinking which I was not. What I was drinking was Coca Cola from a can, an obvious and often made mistake for Budweiser.
All said and done:
2 tickets to concert $135
Bail money $50
Atty. Fees $1500
Court Fees $1300
Never having to ever go to Mansfield again priceless.
No Need For Fear – Went to see the Allman Brothers last night 8-29-09 at the Comcast Center. This was my first time to this venue. After reading all of the reviews here on Thursday night I was scared s**tless. The weather was crappy and we did not Tailgate. BUT we did standing in the parking lot and sipped on a few beers. I have to say that I did see a few Bike Patrol Officers and golf carts, but they did NOTHING bad to anyone that I saw. The staff at this venue was exceptionally friendly and it was all a positive experience. Being from Connecticut I have been to the "Meadows" many time. Mansfield beats the Meadows handsdown. MUCH better acoustics and seating. The facilities were as clean as you could expect given the usage on one night by that many people. I've seen the mensroom in Hartford with an inch deep of "overflow" on the entire floor. Beverage prices are no more outrageous then any large concert or sporting event I've been to in the last few years. It was less than ten minutes out of the parking lot and back on the highway. ABB was incredible !!!! I'd go back to this venue in a heartbeat.
Amazing Experience – I went to the Nickelback concert on 7/24/09. I've been to more than 20 concerts and this venue was one of the best. I had 0 problems with the security unlike the rest of the people who wrote reviews. They were very helpful especially when it came time to show me my seat (I showed him my Crue Fest Tickets by mistake and he showed us those seats then I realized what happened, he had no problem helping again) Venue was amazing, bathrooms well go to the porta potties less of a wait. Beer was like $9 but thats to be expected. Food prices wernt to bad. Had no trouble with tailgating :) After the concert it only took 35 minutes to get out of the parking lot and back onto the highway and that was with free parking. Overall great experience can't wait to go back 8/19/09 for Crue Fest.
Parking staff - rude – Last week I drove my teenagers to a concert at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. I was not staying for the show, but there was adequate space for me to drop them off and sit until they were in safely. Having had this experience, I did not hesitate to drive them to the Comcast Center for Warped Tour today, thinking I would be able to get them there safely rather than sending them with their friends (teenaged drivers).
So, after waiting for over an hour to get off the exit and into the parking lot, I followed the directions of the workers who were stationed to wave cars into lots. Finally arriving at the lot where I was told to park, I got out and went to one of the girls working there. I explained that I was just dropping off, and wanted to make sure I would not be blocked in. "You'll be blocked in," she answered and turned away. So I tried again, telling her I did not have my own tickets, but just wanted to get my kids to the Will Call window to pick theirs up. "They show is sold out, they won't get in," she responded and turned away! So I went for a third try, explaining that they had tickets waiting but that I just needed to know where to go and how I could get back out. "You won't get back out - there's nowhere you can go," was her reply.
Well, I am fairly certain that there is a place for drop-offs, but I couldn't get help with this. The next person I approached just walked away from me. Bottom line - I had to leave the kids as the cars got tighter and tighter around mine. Even if it is not possible to drop someone off, the attitude of this staff member was absolutely unacceptable. If she couldn't help, she should have sent me to someone who could. Let's face it - these tickets are expensive and customers should not be treated like cattle.
No more shows at Comcast for me!
Premier Parking not what it used to be! – We did not mind paying the extra for special parking. It has always been a great thing in the past. We paid $40 so that we could get a parking space and be able to leave the concert without alot of traffic hassel. This has been great in the past but not this year. We got the to get to part next to the porta potties on the grass. I guess all the bike patrols were too busy to police the area and tell people they paid for one spot not 2 or 3. There was absolutely no control as to the space people were taking up. I guess around 6:30 to was time to start making people move out of parking places. This was good as the gates open at 7 p.m. After the concert this was no help to empty the parking lot which created complete chaos. It took us almost an hour to get out of it. I am not sure what we paid $40 for this year, but the service just wasn't there as in the past. Oh, and those patroling bicycles just whip right by you on te walking paths without even a sound that they are there. I think the Comcast Center should check on what they are offering before they charge for it. Maybe you need some employees that care.
Jimmy Buffett was fantastic as usual.
I was pleased to be able to buy a bottle of water this year instead of a paper cup with no lid or straw. Thank for the improvement there,
What if the staff members are more drunk than me? – Employee # 607 who was clearly drunk and/or on pills decided to pull my friends and I aside because he received "reports" of a girl in a black jacket that was intoxicated. They proceeded to make my friend and I stand off to the side while a Mansfield police officer his gave my other friend...the above mentioned "girl in a black jacket" a field sobriety test.
Not only was my friend NOT drunk but she was publicly humiliated all because these moronic staff members have no idea how to work security at a show. Never mind the fact that everyone gets drunk in the parking lot, underage kids shot gun beers, people do lines off the toilet paper dispensers in the bathroom, and you see at least ten people throwing up at every show. I guess on this particular night none of that mattered and my friend looked like a threat to the Comcast Center.
My friends and I are all in our 30's and we were treated like criminals and not allowed into a show that we paid money to see. The cop kept telling my friend if she completed the sobriety test that they would let us all back in, so after saying her ABC's and touching her fingers to her nose the cop told her to stand on one leg and start counting. At this point my friend was so humiliated that she began crying and refused to finish the test.
We decided it was best to leave because if we had been let in to see No Doubt, the staff members and cops would have followed us and we probably would have to dump out our 9.00 beers.
This is the absolute worst place to see a show.
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