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One Direction has guests shuckin' and jivin' at Soldier Field this weekend

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Traffic flow map for One Direction concerts. / Map from OEMC Traffic flow map for One Direction concerts. / Map from OEMC
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Tens of thousands of people -- mostly girls and some parents -- made their way into Soldier Field Friday night to see One Direction.

The show is completely sold out for both Friday and Saturday.

A lot of girls are just thrilled to be attending. Some people were so excited they were crying.

Friday night is especially exciting for fans because it's one of the One Direction boy's birthdays. People came from all over the state, and even different countries, just to see the concert.

The average price of a ticket for Friday was about $150, but fans said it's worth every penny and more.

Parents heading to this weekend's One Direction concerts can use designated pick-up and drop-off areas near the stadium, city officials said.

The concerts begin at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, according to the city Office of Emergency Management and Communications. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Because of the younger audience heading to the show, city officials expect many parents will be dropping off concertgoers, so special areas have been set aside for drop-off and pick-up.

Heading into the concert, drivers will be directed to the 18th Street turnaround just north of 18th Street and west of the Lake Shore Drive southbound exit ramp, the OEMC said.

Starting at 9:45 p.m., parents picking up children will be directed to park along the curb of Moe Drive from 18th Street southward. Sections of Moe Drive will be color-coded for to serve as reference points.

The southbound 18th Street ramp may close if necessary, the OEMC said. If that happens, parents will be directed south on Lake Shore Drive to the 31st/Moe Drive exit to wait there.

Signs will be up and parking staff will hand out flyers to help parents find the designated areas, the statement said.

Drivers on Lake Shore Drive should expect additional traffic in the area because of this weekend's concerts.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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