The Jets shared a home field with the Giants at Giants Stadium since the Jets moved into the building in 1984 after 20 seasons at Shea Stadium and four years at the Polo Grounds prior to playing at Shea.
After more than two decades of playing in "Giants Stadium" the Jets and Giants teammed up to build a new $1.6 billion stadium which serves the needs of both teams as the Jets and Giants have their own spaces within MetLife Stadium. At 2.1 million square feet, it is more than twice the size of the old stadium, which was 900,000 square feet.
In addition to MetLife Stadium's size, the venue will make history when it hosts Super Bowl XLVIII, the first time the game will be played in an open-air, cold weather stadium.
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Seats at MetLife Stadium have some of the best sightlines in the NFL, with the 50-yard-line seats just 46 feet from the field, the closest of any league venue.
The Jets in August 2010 honored the first six inductees to their Ring of Honor: coach Weeb Ewbank, quarterback Joe Namath, tackle Winston Hill, running back Curtis Martin, receiver Don Maynard and defensive tackle Joe Klecko.
-- Information from the New York Jets media guide was used in this overview
Guests are welcome to carry-in: --Bags or purses that are 12" x 12" x 12" or less in size. All bags will be subject to search. --Food contained in a clear plastic bag. --Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water that are 20 ounces or less in size (caps will be removed by Safety Services staff). --Jackets or blankets after being patted down or searched. Guests may not carry-in the following items: --Bottles, cans, hard-sided coolers, thermoses or ice chests. --Alcohol of any kind. --Weapons or anything that can be used as a projectile or is deemed dangerous. --Banners, signs or flags of any size. --Footballs, frisbees, beach balls, laser pointers, strollers or umbrellas. --Any animal with the exception of a service animal. --Any other item deemed inappropriate at the discretion of management.
The New Meadowlands Stadium Co. strives to present a safe, pleasant and family-friendly environment for every guest who visits the stadium. To achieve this goal, the following policies have been established to promote the responsible use of alcohol. --Any guest who appears to be 40 years of age or younger will be required to provide appropriate proof of age with a valid, government-issued picture identification. --Guests may not possess or purchase more than two (2) alcoholic beverages at a time, of which sizes may not exceed 16 ounces each for beer and 6.5 ounces each for wine. --All concession stands and portable units will stop serving alcohol at the beginning of the third quarter. For non-football events, alcohol cut-off times will be determined by the New Meadowlands Stadium Co. management. --Alcohol of any kind may not be brought into or removed from the stadium. --Any guest who is determined to be deliberately concealing alcohol while entering the stadium will not be permitted to enter the building. --A person exhibiting visible signs of impairment will not be permitted into the stadium. --Any guest who exhibits behavior that distracts, inconveniences or otherwise interferes with another guest's enjoyment of the event may be removed from the stadium. --Alcohol will not be served to any underage person or visibly impaired guest. --Alcohol beverage sales may be curtailed or prohibited at the discretion of management.
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From the George Washington Bridge: Follow Interstate 95 South signs to the New Jersey Turnpike's southwestern spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to the Sports Complex parking areas.
From the Lincoln Tunnel: Take Route 3 West and follow the signs to the Sports Complex and Racetrack.
North on the New Jersey Turnpike: Follow the western spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to Sports Complex parking areas. If congested, use the eastern spur (Lincoln Tunnel) to exit 16E to Route 3 West, then follow directions above.
South on the Garden State Parkway: Garden State Parkway South to Exit 163 (Route 17). Follow Route 17 to Paterson Plank Road. Take Paterson Plank Road east to the Sports Complex.
North on the Garden State Parkway: Garden State Parkway North to Exit 153A (Route 3). Follow Route 3 East to the Sports Complex.
From Holland Tunnel or Brooklyn-Staten Island Bridge Crossings: Take New Jersey Turnpike extension to the Turnpike North. Follow Route 3 West to the Sports Complex.
Rates are $25 for cars and $75 for RVs and buses. There are approximately 23,800 parking spaces distributed among 14 lettered lots at MetLife Stadium. In addition, there are 5,000 parking spaces adjacent to the east side of the stadium. Lots open three to five hours before kickoff.
Rail and bus service to MetLife Stadium is available. Trains begin running three hours before kickoff and continue for two hours after the end of the game. Visit the New Jersey Transit website or call (973) 275-5555.
Information sources: New York Jets and MetLife Stadium.