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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Sunday’s U2 concert will likely make St. Louis history, but the Cardinals are laying down some ground rules.

Around 52,000 fans are expected to swarm Busch Stadium for the band’s 360  tour, which would break records for the stadium.

“We will likely have the largest concert in the history of this marketplace,” said Vicky Bryant, vice president of event services and merchandising for the Cardinals.

Bryant said the Cardinals have set some rules for the crowds. No overnight camping will be allowed, and general admission ticket-holders will not be allowed to line up on Clark Street outside Gate 5 until 7 a.m. Sunday. Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. Fans waiting in line are not permitted to use alcohol, glass, or open fires.

Fans are also no permitted to use blankets on the field, and are encouraged to wear proper footwear for the hot surface. Temperatures are expected to reach up into the triple digits Sunday, with the heat index soaring even higher.

“The most important thing is, you know, people keep hydrated, because it’s going to be warm,” Bryant said. “We encourage people to dress appropriately and try and keep themselves cool.”

The sod at the stadium was removed to clear space for the massive concert stage. Bryant said it will be replaced Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the Cardinals’ return July 25.

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