Bruce Springsteen to close Giants Stadium

Tickets on sale June 1 for three fall shows

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Bruce Springsteen will be closing Giants Stadium.

The rocker told fans at the nearby Izod Center on Thursday that he and his "wrecking crew," the E Street Band, will be the final musical act before the stadium is demolished after the 2009 football season.

Three shows are scheduled on Sept. 30, Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. Tickets will go on sale June 1.

Over the course of nearly three hours, Bruce and the boys performed a 20-song show and six encores Thursday. They'll return to the Izod Center on Saturday.

Springsteen has sold-out 44 concerts at the center and 16 at Giants Stadium, making him the area's top-selling artist.