The New York Jets are one of the two major American football teams that New York has to offer. Both the New York Giants and the New York Jets play their home games in the beautiful and truly impressive MetLife Stadium. The atmosphere at New York Jets games is sensational – and going to a game should be on the sports to-do list of every fan of American football. But you won’t be disappointed attending a game even if you have no clue as to how the game is played!
The New York Jets play in the National Football League (NFL) and are a very popular team. You will notice this instantly when you feel the incredible atmosphere at the games. Basically, all New York Jets games are sold out – so you need to get your tickets as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will be tough to get your hands on some. The online ticket exchanges are a convenient source for tickets. We bought our New York Jets tickets via ticketmaster.com, one of the biggest ticket exchanges on the market.
Prices for tickets start at $50 but easily go into the $200-300 price range and up.
The most popular places to get sports tickets for NYC is Ticket Monster. The #1 online ticket marketplace is a great place to buy online tickets, even on short notice. They also have e-tickets available which you can download to your phone or print out at home.
The best thing about Ticket Monster that has made it so popular, is that in contrast to its competitors like Ticket Master or TicketNetwork, they don’t charge any fees and in the case of physical tickets for concerts, do not charge for shipping. You can check out the sports games in NYC that Ticket Monster has on offer below!
If the New York Jets don’t have a home game during your stay in New York, check the game schedule of the New York Giants. Since both NFL teams share the MetLife Stadium through a special arrangement, the probability of one of them playing there is pretty high! Here you can find the game schedule of the New York Giants – and our corresponding New York Giants Guide, here.
The official home of the New York Jets is the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Not only is the structure impressive, the atmosphere inside is really incredible. Although the stadium is located in New Jersey – getting there from Manhattan is easy. Just take a look at this backdrop:
The stadium of the New York Jets is exceptionally well connected to public transportation options – and you can get from Manhattan to the front steps of the stadium within 45 minutes! The best ways to get to the stadium are by bus or by train. Both options are ideal for big events like this – just follow the crowd (you can’t get lost!) – and they get you there fast.
Getting there by train
From Penn Station (located at 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan) you first take NJ TRANSIT heading in the direction of Secausus, New Jersey (you can get to Penn Station with the subway lines and ). You can buy tickets directly at the counter and off you go! The train ride takes 10 minutes and then you have to get out (along with thousands of other fans!) at “Secaucus” station – the official name of the station is “Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station”.
From there, you get onto the next train to the Meadowlands Rail Station – this train ride also takes only 10 minutes! Trains leave on regular intervals to get all the fans to the stadium. Once you arrive at Meadowlands Rail Station, you find yourself directly in front of the stadium! Starting at approx. 3 1/2 hours before game time, trains run every 10 to 20 minutes. During the game – when most people are already in their seats – trains run only every hour or so. Once the game is over, trains are back on the every-10-minutes schedule. A one way ticket costs approx. $10.
Getting there by bus
With the “351 Meadowlands Express” you can get from the Manhattan Port Authority to the MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex within 1 hour for only $10. The first busses leave approx. 2 1/2 hours before game start – the last ones leave up to 30 minutes after official game start.
My tip: take the train!
You should arrive approx. 90 minutes before game start for a New York Jets game. With so much going on at the stadium, time flies by and you can soak in the fantastic party atmosphere! The singing of the national anthem is guaranteed to give you goosebumps. And you will be able to tell by the mood in the stadium that football is truly a national sport that thrills the masses.
First of all, you should be happy to have tickets to a New York Jets game because, as mentioned earlier, games are always sold out! In my opinion, the best seats are the ones in the 200’s sections. But the seats in the 300’s sections also offer tremendous views of the football field!
The 2016 season of the National Football League begins in September 2016. For the next 17 weeks, NFL teams compete to make it into the next round of competition, the playoffs, and ultimately into the championship game. I hope the New York Jets have a long run – perhaps they will even make it to the final rounds of the playoffs! Take a look at the current game schedule.