Nicki Minaj’s March 13 Phoenix concert: parking, security, after-party | Phoenix New Times

Your guide to Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 Tour stop in Phoenix

It'll be the hip-hop star's first show in the Valley in more than a decade.
Nicki Minaj is bringing the "Pink Friday 2 World Tour" to Phoenix this week.
Nicki Minaj is bringing the "Pink Friday 2 World Tour" to Phoenix this week. Live Nation

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Nicki Minaj will return to the Valley as part of her Pink Friday 2 Tour this week.

She'll headline at downtown Phoenix's Footprint Center on Wednesday.

The tour, is named for Minaj's album "Pink Friday 2," which came out on Dec. 8. It'll be her first time performing in the Valley since an Aug. 2012 show at what was then Comerica Theatre (now Arizona Financial Theatre).

Here's everything you need to know if you want to check out the show.

When is the Nicki Minaj concert?

Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform at Footprint Center on Wednesday, March 13.

Can I still buy tickets?

The show is officially sold out, but tickets are available through resellers.

When does the concert start?

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Monica is the opening act.

Where is Footprint Center and how do I get there?

Footprint Center is located at 201 E. Jefferson St. in downtown Phoenix. The closest freeway exits off Interstate 10 are Washington Street/Jefferson Street or Seventh Street.

Can I take Valley Metro Rail to Footprint Center?

Yes. Ticketholders can ride Valley Metro Rail trains for free up to four hours before the event and up until midnight. An eastbound rail station is located at Third and Jefferson streets and a westbound station is at Third and Washington streets.

Where can I park?

You can park in the adjacent parking structure at First and Madison streets, but there are many other parking lots and structures within a 10-minute walk of the venue, each with varying fees. For additional questions, call the parking hotline at 602-514-8472.

Where can I hang out before and after the show?

Downtown Phoenix has a bevy of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from. Take a peek at our downtown dining guide to see what your options are.

A Nicki Minaj after-party starts at 10 p.m. at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave. DJ Rikkie Tee will be spinning tunes in the bar's game room. The event goes till 2 a.m. and there's no cost to attend.

What is the bag policy at Footprint Center?

No backpacks or large purses are allowed. Small purses and fanny packs will be searched.

How can I pay for things at the concert?

Footprint Center is a cashless venue. If you want food or drinks, bring a credit or debit card. Footprint Center also offers reverse ATMs near the Ticket Office or Section 218 that will convert cash into a preloaded Mastercard.

What can I expect at security?

From the Ticketmaster website: "New security procedures have been implemented at Footprint Center. ... Every individual entering the arena will be subject to search."
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