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More information about Metlife Stadium
- Capacity: 82,566
- Construction cost: $1.6 billion
- Opened: April 10, 2010
- Surface: FieldTurf
1. Quick Facts about MetLife Stadium
- Cost: $1.6 billion (which makes it the most expensive stadium ever built).
- 2nd largest NFL stadium in total seating (FedEx Field).
- Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the stadium.
- The outside of MetLife Stadium is covered by back-lit louvers that change
- The EPA has certified MetLife Stadium as the “greenest” NFL stadium.
- Site of Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014
2. Urban Legend: Is Jimmy Hoffa Buried Here?
Mobster “Tony the Greek” claimed that the Teamsters boss was buried under the old Giants Stadium, which was demolished and converted into parking lot space for MetLife Stadium.
3. See the Giants' 4 Super Bowl Trophies
Just up the stairs from the MetLife Central area, all 4 Lombardi Trophies are on display in The Legacy Club. This room is open to the public during Giants games, but not open during Jets games.
4. What’s Nearby?
In terms of other things to do nearby, MetLife Stadium doesn’t offer much in the immediate proximity, so tailgating is probably you’re best option. If you’re willing to travel a bit, there’s plenty of fun to be had in the greater New York City metro area or catch a game at the Prudential Center (the Rock) in Newark, home to the NHL New Jersey Devils and Seton Hall Men’s Basketball.
- The parking lots are opened and monitored five hours prior to kickoff colors depending on which team (Giants or Jets) is playing.
- For those taking the train or not bringing their own grill, the Bud Light time and close two hours after the game ends. MetLife Stadium has a strict "One Car = One Space" policy. Head to the section with the Winnebagos and RVs for some inspired tailgating!
6. Seating Info
- Get a close-up: 50 yard line seats at MetLife are closer than most
- Obstructed view: Support beams affect the views from sections in the end
- Good seats for inclement weather: Under the overhang in each end zone. stadiums, about only 50 feet away from the sidelines. zones (201, 202B, 203B, 249B, 250B) and (224B, 225B, 226, 227B, 228B). Sections 121-131, 101-106, and 146-149. The overhang covers rows 36 to 45. in all restrooms.
- There are cup holders at every seat.
7. Getting Into the Stadium
- What's allowed inside: Food contained in a clear plastic bag and factory sealed, plastic water bottles or soft drinks that are less than 20 oz.
- What's not allowed inside: Alcohol, bottles, cans, umbrellas, hard-sided coolers, ice chests, weapons, banners, flags, signs, footballs, animals, cameras or videos with a lens longer than 6".
8. Food and Drink
- MetLife offers food from The Food Network and local favorites (pepper and egg sandwiches and Nona Fusco's meatballs) as well as gourmet flavored hot dogs, brisket sandwiches, and Buffalo chicken mac'n'cheese. Kosher and Gluten Free options are also available. More info about food options at MetLife Stadium.
- Guests can only purchase two beverages at a time. Alcohol is not served after halftime.
- Beer Stands: Redbridge Beer (Sec. 121, 146, 306, 330), Beers of the World (West Hall Plaza, Sec. 106, 306, 321, 331, 346)
- Captain Morgan Club (full service bar open to the public): 100 Concourse and Section 143
- The Designated Driver program offers a free non-alcoholic beverage and chance to win prizes. Sign up before the end of the 1st quarter at the Designated Driver kiosks inside each gate or at any Guest Services booth.
9. Commuting & Parking
- Rail service is available for all NFL games. Trains begin running 3 hours before game time and continue two hours after the event’s end. More info about public transit to MetLife.
- For a quick exit after the game, park as far away from the stadium as possible. Parking fees range $25-$35.
- Some local businesses offer parking along with a shuttle ride. Check out Redd's Restaurant and the Sheraton Hotel.
10.Miracle at the Meadowlands
In 1978, at the former home of the Giants, a historic event changed the game and created a staple of current football best practices. With just seconds left in the game, the Eagles recovered a Giants fumble and returned it for a touchdown to win the game. It led to a new paradigm about how the winning team should close out the game as teams implements “The Victory Formation”. More info.
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